“Every Tax is a Pay Cut ... A Tax Cut is a Pay Raise”

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and their Institutional Memory

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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 heist



Multiple Attacks on Prop 2½ Submerge Beneath The Surface, For Now  (Jul 25)

Testimony for the Joint Committee on Revenue
No on H.2978, S.1899, H.3086 and S.1804
  (Jul 22)


Gov signs $47.6 Budget Amidst Beacon Hill "Standard Procedures"  (Jul 18)

Legislature Passes $48.1B Budget, Larger Than Submitted  (Jul 12)

Despite Beacon Hill Lethargy News Happens  (Jul 5)

Shameless Greed Rules The Week  (Jun 27)

Post-Pandemic Politics  (Jun 20)

Fallout From Advancing The Grad Tax  (Jun 13)

Grad Tax #6 Heads to 2022 Ballot  (Jun 10)
Memo to Members of the Constitutional Convention
Please Reject This Sixth Grad Tax Attempt
  (Jun 8)

Raking In More Cash Than Ever Before But Still Not Enough  (Jun 6)

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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)

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)

 

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where your buck gets the biggest bang!

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

The Beleaguered Bay State Taxpayer

 

Information on our Proposition

History of Assaults on Proposition 2½



Proposition 2½ unscathed in Transportation Bond Bill
SAVED AGAIN! ― 2020-21
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Gov. Charlie 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

CLICK HERE


CLT Defeats
Regional Ballot Initiatives for Transportation Projects — 2018

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"Is it time to update Proposition 2½?"
December 9, 2014
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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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CLT's Proposition 2½
What It Does . . .
And Has Done For Taxpayers Since 1980

What CLT's Proposition 2½ saves you in your auto excise tax alone
every year, year after year

1980 Secretary of State's Voter Information Booklet
Question 2 Proposition 2
½
THE PROPOSED LAW


CLT Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Proposition 2½
November 4, 1980 — November 4, 2020


November 4, 1980 — November 4, 2010
CLICK HERE FOR ITS HISTORY
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
 
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
Property Taxes and Proposition 2½ Training and Resources
Information related to property valuation, property taxes and Proposition 2½

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Division of Local Services
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   
Tongue-in-Cheek Tips from a Taxpayer Activist:
What to expect from Proposition 2½ override supporters
Proposition 2½ and Tax Rate Process
Helpful information on the mechanics of Levy Limits and Proposition 2½
Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Division of Local Services
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
WHAT IS PROPOSITION 2½?
(By the Andover Town Finance Committee)
Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Report
of the Division of Local Mandates

(Created by Proposition 2½)
Calendar Years 1981-2016
Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Division of Local Services

Municipal Databank (Data Analytics)

 


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