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MASS. LAWMAKERS ADVANCE SURTAX ON MILLIONAIRES WITH 135-57 VOTE

Representatives and Senators gathered in the House chamber Wednesday for a join session to debate a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose a surtax on incomes that exceed $1 million. [Courtesy: House Broadcasting]

Citing the need for new tax revenues and more fairness in tax policy, Massachusetts lawmakers voted 135-57 Wednesday to advance a constitutional amendment designed to generate $1.9 billion for education and transportation by assessing a new 4 percent surtax on households with incomes above $1 million. Before recessing their Constitutional Convention until July 13, senators voted 33-7 in favor of the amendment, with House members voting 102-50. Only 50 votes were needed to advance the proposal.

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