Beverly schools stand to lose nearly $10 million a year in state aid if voters approve Question 1, and eliminate the state income tax in tomorrow's election. This, according to a town-by-town breakdown on the Vote No on Question One website. After seeing what a $2.5 million budget gap caused last year, we can only imagine what would be in store, if $10 million disappeared from the schools' annual budget.
While Eliot Margolis & his Citizen's for Fiscal Responsibility group strongly support the measure, most truly responsible voices from all sides of the political spectrum say this is a reckless and dangerous proposal.
Just a sampling of voices against this proposal:
The Beverly Citizen
The Boston Globe
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
The Boston Herald
The Salem News