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 10%
Joe BoncoreFirst Suffolk and Middlesex 10%
Michael Brady2nd Plymouth and Bristol 10%
William N. BrownsbergerSecond Suffolk and Middlesex 10%
Harriette L. ChandlerFirst Worcester 10%
Sonia Chang-DiazSecond Suffolk 10%
Nick CollinsFourth Suffolk 10%
Jo ComefordHampshire, Franklin & Worcester 10%
Cynthia Stone CreemFirst Middlesex and Norfolk 10%
Brendan P. Crighton3rd Essex 10%
Julian CyrCape and Islands 10%
Sal N. DiDomenicoMiddlesex and Suffolk 10%
Diana DiZoglio1st Essex 24%
James B. EldridgeMiddlesex and Worcester 14%
Ryan C. FattmanWorcester and Norfolk 97%
Paul R FeeneyBristol and Norfolk 14%
Barry R. FinegoldSecond Essex and Middlesex 10%
Cindy FriedmanFourth Middlesex 10%
Anne M. GobiWorcester, Hampden, Hampshire, and Middlesex 28%
Adam G. HindsBerkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden 12%
Patricia D. JehlenSecond Middlesex 10%
John F. KeenanNorfolk and Plymouth 10%
Edward Kennedy1st Middlesex 10%
Eric P. LesserFirst Hampden and Hampshire 10%
Jason M. LewisFifth Middlesex 10%
Joan B. LovelySecond Essex 10%
Mark C. MontignySecond Bristol and Plymouth 17%
Michael O. MooreSecond Worcester 24%
Patrick O'ConnorPlymouth and Norfolk 48%
Marc R. PachecoFirst Plymouth and Bristol 17%
Becca RauschNorfolk, Bristol & Middlesex 14%
Michael J. RodriguesFirst Bristol and Plymouth 10%
Michael F. RushNorfolk and Suffolk 10%
Karen SpilkaSecond Middlesex and Norfolk 6%
Bruce E. TarrFirst Essex and Middlesex 62%
Walter F. TimiltyNorfolk, Bristol and Plymouth 17%
Dean TranWorcester and Middlesex 83%
James T. WelchHampden 10%