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A Citizen’s Petition
FAIR TAXES FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
We petition the Massachusetts Legislature to support a “Fair Taxes For Healthy Communities” approach to resolving our budget crisis. This approach would
1) End unfair state tax burdens
on low and moderate income tax payers.
o Reduce tax loopholes used by the wealthiest taxpayers,
o Reduce taxes and fees that fall heavily on low and moderate income taxpayers.
o Ensure a fair distribution of the combined state/local tax rate across all income groups.
2) Adequately fund vital services
that are essential for healthy communities, including
o health care
o fire, police
o affordable housing
o the social safety net
o job training
o environmental protection
Inadequate state support for these services harms our communities and costs us more in local property taxes, fees, and costly damage to health and the environment.