Removing Potential New Taxes from Bond Bill Senate #236

Vote Description

This was a vote on amendment #230 to S.2813, the Senate's $16.9 billion transportation bond bill. This amendment would remove a section of the bill that allows for a single municipality or a group of municipalities to raise taxes in order to fund transportation projects. There would be a public vote required, however this circumvents proposition 2 1/2 which requires a vote on the local level in order to raise property taxes by more than 2 1/2%. For more information about the bill on the legislature's website:https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S2813

Mass Fiscal Explanation

Mass Fiscal supports this amendment because structuring transportation project funding at a local level opens the doors for many new issues.

Mass Fiscal's Stance

Vote result on 07/16/2020

FAILED

Yea
8

Nay
31

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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%
John Velis2nd Hampden and Hampshire 29%
James T. WelchHampden 10%