Tag Archives: Question #1 (2008)

Why Not “Yes” On Ballot Question One?

(Starve the Beast… – promoted by Cool Cal) Like the clarion call on Capitol Hill for leadership regarding the mortgage bank bail-out crisis, there seems to be a lack of leadership here in Massachusetts regarding those who back the ballot question to eliminate the personal state income tax. According to Boston’s NBC affiliate, “Even Beacon Hill Republicans have been muted…

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Anti-Question #1 Website Launched

The opponents of Question #1 now have their website up & running. Listed online are all the organizations arrayed against the abolition of the state income tax. The site contains at least one slickly produced ad. Most impressive of all is the interactive map of the state which posits the estimated cost/loss of revenues to all 351 communities should Question…

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Whither Question #1?

(Starve the Beast… – promoted by Cool Cal) How will the financial crisis affecting the nation & the international community affect the prospects for the abolition of the state income tax in Massachusetts? Will Question #1 pass or not? At first glance, one could reasonably assert that the current meltdown will make it easier for opponents of Question #1 to…

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Voter Information Packet

Sooooo, I received my voter information packet (.pdf file) from the State over the weekend and read it cover to cover…..very difficult task for some, probably the majority, of voters to do.Question 1…eliminate the State income tax over 2 years.Question 2…decriminalize marijuana possession for amounts of a “Z” or less.Question 3….eliminate dog racing.Say what you want about #1 and #3…

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