In November, there will be a question on the ballot throughout Massachusetts asking to eliminate the state income tax. If this initiative passes, it would drastically reduce annual revenue for Massachusetts - by $12.7 billion each year - and would devastate publicly funded entities, including schools.
This is a binding proposal that would become law, effective January 1, 2009.
You can read more about the ballot question here, and also download a fact sheet. This information is provided by the Coalition for Our Communities, the state group that opposes the initiative.
Tracey Armstrong, who led the Beverly override campaign last spring, will be holding a meeting this Wednesday at 7:30 pm at her house for people who would like to learn more about the ballot question, or to work on the local campaign to defeat it. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tracey for more informtion.
A couple other notes from Tracey:
I expect to have a meeting in late September where we can discuss the future activities of the group. Second, I want to gratefully thank Joanna Murphy Scott, Amy Norton and Ed Rozmerick who were all selected and agreed to serve on Judith Cronin's PILOT/SILOT committee.