Millionaires Tax Opponents Decry SJC Ruling On Ballot Question Language
Daniel Ryan was quoted in the article, "Millionaires Tax Opponents Decry SJC Ruling On Ballot Question Language," published in the Boston Business Journal [sub. req'd].
The article addresses the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's recent ruling that cleared a contested ballot question which, if approved by voters in November, would increase taxes on Massachusetts residents with annual income over $1 million.
With opponents of the the measure concerned that the ballot's language might mislead voters about whether tax revenue could be allocated beyond the proposed earmarks for education and transportation, Dan commented that the Massachusetts high court determined that the "subject to appropriation" language in the ballot question was sufficient to "alert voters that the proceeds from the millionaires tax could not necessarily be used for education and transportation.”