On May 18, 2016, the Massachusetts legislature will hold a “constitutional convention” and will take up the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment—a proposal that would dedicate upwards of $1.5 billion annually to improve two social determinants of health: transportation and public education.
If you haven’t done so already, please contact your state Senator and Representative and encourage them both to vote for the Fair Share Constitutional Amendment. (And please let us know what action you took!)
The Fair Share Amendment would increase the state income tax of the wealthiest individuals in MA by four percentage points. Only income over $1 million would be taxed at the slightly higher rate so this change would affect less than half of 1% of MA’s 6.8 million residents -while creating new revenue to be used only on transportation and education.
Questions or suggestions? Contact MPHA’s Field Director, Andrea Freeman (857-263-7072 x103).