END the Income Tax Ballot Initiative Qualifies for November 4 th Ballot by Filing Over 15,913 Certified Petition Signatures With Massachusetts Secretary of State
Only 11,099 Signatures Required
Wednesday, July 2 nd , Carla Howell filed over 15,913 Certified Petition Signatures with Michelle K. Tassinari at Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office. This fulfills the last legal requirement for putting the END the Income Tax Initiative on the November ballot.
“Governor Deval Patrick, the state legislature, and the Massachusetts Teachers Association no longer control the decision of whether to END the Income Tax. The voters will decide this November 4th,” said Carla Howell.
“Our END the Income Tax Ballot Initiative is the first major tax cut for working class and middle class Massachusetts taxpayers in 28 years. Since Proposition 2 ½.”
Two Polls of likely voters - one in January, another in May - show that 45% of Massachusetts voters already support this ballot initiative.
A November 4 th “yes” vote to End the State Income Tax will give back $3,600 each (average) to 3,000,000 Massachusetts workers and taxpayers. A $3,600 tax refund every year.
A “yes” vote to End the State Income Tax will stop the job exodus from Massachusetts. It will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in Massachusetts in the next 2 years. New jobs for our unemployed and underemployed workers. New opportunities, new jobs for our high school and college graduates.
“In the face of $4.50 a gallon gasoline, skyrocketing heating oil costs, exploding home foreclosures, and 28 straight years of property tax increases on Massachusetts homes – ENDing the Income Tax will give desperately needed financial relief to Massachusetts families,” said Carla Howell, Chair of the Committee for Small Government.