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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WE WILL NOT FORGET!
How did your state representative and your state senator vote
on the Legislature's obscene pay grab?
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"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



Testimony before the Joint Committee on Revenue
It’s Time to Roll Back the Sales Tax Hike  (Jul 18)


New Report: How our heavy tax burden is being squandered  (Jun 14)

Chip Faulkner's after-action report:
The Joint Committee on Revenue
  (Jul 12)

Reducing profligate spending increases is not "cuts"  (Jul 10)

Legislature passes $40.2B late budget in record time  (Jul 7)

It's full circle again  (Jul 1)
A Boston Globe Debate
"Should Massachusetts lift the family cap on welfare benefits?" (Jun 25)
Chip Faulkner vs. Chris Matthews  (Jun 24)
Grad Tax observations in the news  (Jun 22)
Why the state never has enough money to squander more  (Jun 17)
Sixth Grad Tax scheme headed to 2018 ballot  (Jun 15)
Graduated Income Tax vote today  (Jun 14)
For the Sixth Time – NO to a Graduated Income Tax   (Jun 13)

After-Action Report by Chip Faulkner, CLT Communications Director
Freezing Out the Taxpayers – Again 
(Jun 7)
Testimony for the Joint Committee on Revenue
Déjà vu all over again  (Jun 6)


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

MORE CLT UPDATES
Updates, Alerts, News Releases and Advisories back to 1997
Barbara Anderson videos now available, more to come  (Jul 16)
Videos of Barbara Anderson
1986 onward — a work in progress

Report on the Celebration of Life of Barbara Anderson  (Jun 7)
Tributes on the passing of Barbara Anderson  (Apr 14)
Barbara Anderson's Farewell Column
Fighting pirates with the Lost Boys  (Apr 11)

Taxpayer champion Barbara Anderson dies at 73
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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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.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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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 Information

CLT Saves Proposition 2½ Again - 30 Years Later

House leadership attacks Proposition 2½; Urges major tax hike (Apr 21, 2010)

CLT's 'prevent defense' winning another one for Prop 2½ (Apr 23, 2010)

Taxpayers demand a Section 8 discharge for stealth tax (Apr 25, 2010)

Taxpayers win a big one; CLT saves Proposition 2½ again! (Apr 27, 2010)

More news and commentary on CLT's latest taxpayer win (Apr 29, 2010)

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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Proposition 2½ and You
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Proposition 2½
Report 
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
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   
The Latest News on Proposition 2½ Overrides
The Boston Globe's
Budget Blues
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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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