Prop. 80: An 80 percent tax for some earners and the implementation of the graduated income tax Vote House #253

Bill Description

This vote was on H3933, a proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution via an Initiative Petition for an Amendment to the Constitution that would introduce a graduated income tax in Massachusetts by raising the tax rate on those making over $1 million from 5.1% to 9.1%. This would change Massachusetts from having a flat tax rate which taxes everyone the same amount, to a graduated income tax which opens the door to a progressive tax rate.

Mass Fiscal Position

Mass Fiscal Alliance supports a vote against this petition since it is poorly written and we believe the legislature should not, in good conscience, pass it.

Mass Fiscal Stance

Vote result on 05-18-2016



Vote Record

District Rep Name Party Score Vote
Ninth Plymouth Michael D. Brady Democrat 13% Not Present
Eighth Middlesex Carolyn C. Dykema Democrat 3%
Third Hampden Nicholas A. Boldyga Republican 79%
Second Middlesex James Arciero Democrat 3%
Second Hampden Brian M. Ashe Democrat 3%
Fourteenth Middlesex Cory Atkins Democrat 2%
First Bristol F. Jay Barrows Republican 82%
Third Plymouth Garrett J. Bradley Democrat 10% Not Present
Thirteenth Bristol Antonio F.D. Cabral Democrat 2%
Fifth Norfolk Mark J. Cusack Democrat 2%
Nineteenth Suffolk Robert A. DeLeo Democrat 2%
Third Essex Brian S. Dempsey Democrat 2%
Thirty-Fifth Middlesex Paul J. Donato Democrat 2%
Sixth Norfolk William C. Galvin Democrat 3%
Eighth Norfolk Louis L. Kafka Democrat 2%
Fifth Middlesex David Paul Linsky Democrat 2%
Fifteenth Suffolk Jeffrey Sanchez Democrat 2%
Seventh Middlesex Tom Sannicandro Democrat 2%
Twenty-Fifth Middlesex Marjorie C. Decker Democrat 2%
Seventeenth Essex Frank A. Moran Democrat 2%

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