Passing Statewide Carbon Tax Bill Senate #171

Vote Description

This is a vote on S.2477. This bill creates a Massachusetts Carbon Tax that will increase the cost of living exponentially. It establishes net-neutral greenhouse gas emissions standards by 2050. It accomplishes this by adopting sector-based statewide greenhouse gas emissions sub-limits including, but not limited to, electric power, transportation, commercial and industrial heating and cooling, residential heating and cooling, industrial processes, solid waste, agriculture and natural gas distribution and service. This simply means you will pay more for electricity, gas, heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, trash disposal, food, and any other goods and services that uses any of these things to be made for you or to get to you.

Mass Fiscal Explanation

MassFiscal supports a no vote on this bill because of the new, far reaching tax burden and red tape it will put on Massachusetts residents. Link to the bill: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S2477/BillHistory

Mass Fiscal's Stance

Vote result on 01/30/2020

PASSED

Yea
35

Nay
2

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Michael BarrettThird Middlesex 8%
Joe BoncoreFirst Suffolk and Middlesex 8%
Michael Brady2nd Plymouth and Bristol 8%
William N. BrownsbergerSecond Suffolk and Middlesex 8%
Harriette L. ChandlerFirst Worcester 8%
Sonia Chang-DiazSecond Suffolk 8%
Nick CollinsFourth Suffolk 8%
Jo ComefordHampshire, Franklin & Worcester 8%
Cynthia Stone CreemFirst Middlesex and Norfolk 8%
Brendan P. Crighton3rd Essex 8%
Julian CyrCape and Islands 8%
Sal N. DiDomenicoMiddlesex and Suffolk 8%
Diana DiZoglio1st Essex 15%
James B. EldridgeMiddlesex and Worcester 12%
Ryan C. FattmanWorcester and Norfolk 100%
Paul R FeeneyBristol and Norfolk 12%
Barry R. FinegoldSecond Essex and Middlesex 8%
Cindy FriedmanFourth Middlesex 8%
Anne M. GobiWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex 19%
Adam G. HindsBerkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden 9%
Patricia D. JehlenSecond Middlesex 8%
John F. KeenanNorfolk and Plymouth 8%
Edward Kennedy1st Middlesex 8%
Eric P. LesserFirst Hampden and Hampshire 8%
Jason M. LewisFifth Middlesex 8%
Joan B. LovelySecond Essex 8%
Mark C. MontignySecond Bristol and Plymouth 12%
Michael O. MooreSecond Worcester 19%
Patrick O'ConnorPlymouth and Norfolk 46%
Marc R. PachecoFirst Plymouth and Bristol 12%
Becca RauschNorfolk, Bristol & Middlesex 12%
Michael J. RodriguesFirst Bristol and Plymouth 8%
Michael F. RushNorfolk and Suffolk 8%
Karen SpilkaSecond Middlesex and Norfolk 0%
Bruce E. TarrFirst Essex and Middlesex 62%
Walter F. TimiltyNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth 12%
Dean TranWorcester and Middlesex 85%
James T. WelchHampden 8%