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Bloomberg News 10/20/10:

Massachusetts voters will weigh a proposal to cut the state sales tax to 3 percent from 6.25 percent as of Jan. 1.

If passed, the plan would yield $900 in annual tax savings per family and $688 per worker, force the state government to cut spending and draw shoppers from neighboring states, said Carla Howell, chairwoman of the Alliance to Roll Back Taxes, a Wayland, Massachusetts-based group formed to add the proposal to the 2010 ballot.

Massachusetts. A proposal to cut the sales tax to 3% from 6.25% would reduce state revenue $2.5 billion annually.

Carla Howell, chairwoman of the Alliance to Roll Back Taxes, hopes the Massachusetts vote will start a national movement to cut sales taxes, just as California’s Proposition 13, which cut property taxes and limited the rate of increase, started a nationwide property tax revolt in 1978. She says the tax cut would create jobs and force a 5% cut in total state spending.

USA Today, Front Page 10/18/10:

Massachusetts. A proposal to cut the sales tax to 3% from 6.25% would reduce state revenue $2.5 billion annually.

Carla Howell, chairwoman of the Alliance to Roll Back Taxes, hopes the Massachusetts vote will start a national movement to cut sales taxes, just as California’s Proposition 13, which cut property taxes and limited the rate of increase, started a nationwide property tax revolt in 1978. She says the tax cut would create jobs and force a 5% cut in total state spending.


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