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WE WILL NOT FORGET, NOR EVER FORGIVE!
How did your state representative and your state senator vote
on the Legislature's obscene pay grab?

History of the Legislators' Obscene Pay Grab

House Override Vote

Senate Override Vote

"Whichever way you slice it, the same people who complain they can’t get a fair shake from a cynical public have just done a marvelous job in making that public even more cynical."

Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe, Jan. 29, 2017
On the Legislature's obscene $18M pay grab



A Legislature in "Recess"  (Dec 4)
Gov. Baker Sells Out Taxpayers
Allows Proposition 2½ to be weakened
  (Nov 27)
"A new review is coming for an old law, Prop 2½"
Gov. Baker sells out taxpayers
  (Nov 26)
Letter to Gov. Baker requesting his amendment of Education Bill  (Nov 24)
Taxpayers, voters abused again  (Nov 21)
Memo to Legislators
S-2412 — Education Conference Committee Bill
  (Nov 20)

Catching Up With Beacon Hill Roll Call's
"ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL"  (Nov 17)
Will Proposition 2½ still stand next week or be weakened?  (Nov 16)
Memo to Conference Committee:
"Mitigating" Proposition 2½ is not needed
  (Nov 13)

A Call to Arms: Proposition 2½ Attack Imminent  (Nov 12)
The Massive Tax Hikes Surge Is On  (Nov 10)
The hits (on taxpayers) just keep on coming!  (Nov 2)
Prop 2½ safe in House bill, but the threat remains  (Oct 25)
Memo to House Republicans:
Proposition 2½ under attack
  (Oct 22)

Beacon Hill taxing craze ramping up  (Oct 20)
The taxing frenzy is upon us  (Oct 12)
Memo to Republican Legislators:  Stealth attack on Proposition 2½  (Oct 9)
Proposition 2½ again under attack  (Oct 6)
Taxpayer advocate Francis J. "Chip" Faulkner dies at 73
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May 24, 2019
Reports on the passing of Chip Faulkner  (May 25)
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Taxpayer champion Barbara Anderson dies at 73
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February 17, 1943 - April 8, 2016

Barbara Anderson's Farewell Column
Fighting pirates with the Lost Boys  (Apr 11)
Tributes on the passing of Barbara Anderson  (Apr 14)
Report on the Celebration of Life of Barbara Anderson  (Jun 7)
Barbara Anderson videos now available, more to come  (Jul 16)
Videos of Barbara Anderson
1986 onward — a work in progress

For SECOND year
Note to Gov. Baker for Barbara Anderson again goes unanswered

(May 1, 2018)

Note to Gov. Baker for Barbara Anderson goes unanswered
(May 1, 2017)

 


Better Late Than Never
This injustice has gone on for too long!
TO REVIEW THE HISTORY OF THIS MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE
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Spend your dining-out money
where your buck gets the biggest bang!

Cities and Towns with an Additional
.75% Local Options Meals Tax

The Beleaguered Bay State Taxpayer


FIND  OUT  WHY

THE TRUTH
See also:
Point of Reckoning: Two Decades of State Budget Trends 
By Cameron Huff  ●  MassInc Policy Brief  ●  March 2008

The Fat-Cats’ Trojan Horse

WHAT  IT  DOES


WHAT  IS  IT?

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Was It a Promise or Wasn't It?

You Decide!

House Version

Senate Version

Contains former-Speaker Thomas Finneran's
absurd defense of the indefensible

Contains former-President Thomas Birmingham's
absurd defense of the indefensible

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Proposition 2½ Information

History of Attacks on Proposition 2½



Gov. Baker Sells Out Taxpayers
Allows
Proposition 2½ to be weakened ― 2019
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CLT Saves Proposition 2½ Again2018
from "Community Benefit Districts"
Another devious end-round around Prop 2½

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CLT Saves Proposition 2½ Again 2010
Defeats Municipal Tax Exclusion Bill
A devious end-round around Prop 2½
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CLT Saves Proposition 2½ ― 2002
Halts Rep's effort to "gut it" — Auto excise tax hike also derailed
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What CLT's Proposition 2½ saves you in your auto excise tax alone
every year, year after year

Is it time to update Proposition 2½?
December 9, 2014
1980 Secretary of State's Voter Information Booklet
Question 2 Proposition 2
½
THE LAW
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November 4, 1980 - November 4, 2010
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Boston Globe Magazine - May 18, 1986
Massachusetts makes a comeback
What is responsible for the state's amazing turnaround?
Would you believe Proposition 2½?

By Charles Kenney

Proposition 2½ and You
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Proposition 2½

Report 
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More Celebrations
Proposition 2½ - 20 Years Later
November 4, 2000
Report
 
History of Proposition 2½
From the Massachusetts Municipal Association
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Proposition 2½ Ballot Questions
Requirements and Procedures
 
Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Division of Local Services
Everything You Wanted to Know About Levy Limits ... But Were Afraid to Ask
A Primer on Prop 2½
  
Property  Tax  Abatement  Form   
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"How to Defeat a Proposition 2½ Override" manual
Tongue-in-Cheek Tips from a Taxpayer Activist:
What to expect from Proposition 2½ override supporters
Proposition 2½'s Levy Limit Components and a Statistical Review Over the Last Decade:
Does Your Community "Tax to the Max?"

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
City & Town — August 21, 2014

Including "Where Would You Cut?"  (A CLT Exercise in Futility)
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