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Statement from Greater Boston Chamber on SJC Income Surtax decision

June 18, 2018

"On behalf of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to see that the proposed graduated income tax is removed from this year’s ballot. The Supreme Judicial Court rightly recognized that the ballot language is an overreach that runs afoul of our state’s constitution. While increasing investments in education and transportation are worthwhile goals, relying on the highly volatile income tax to do so is shortsighted and puts our state’s competitiveness and budget at significant risk. The Chamber will continue to advocate for keeping Massachusetts competitive with accountable investments and, in the case of transportation, exploring a long-term, dedicated revenue source." 

James E. Rooney, President & CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce