Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Issues Decision on Ballot Question

$2 billion tax proposal would have increased transportation funding

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June 18, 2018 (BOSTON) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision not to allow the income surtax or so-called “millionaire’s tax” question on November’s ballot.

“Chronic underfunding of mass transportation leaves Massachusetts residents literally stranded,” said Alyssa Rayman-Read, Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts. “The Commonwealth can and should have a world-class transportation system that supports economic growth while reducing congestion and pollution. Without a clear revenue stream for transportation on the ballot, our elected officials must now come up with a comprehensive approach to funding.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.