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Constitutional Convention Summary - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The 2021-2022 Constitutional Convention gaveled to order and immediately recessed Wednesday, setting its next meeting for Wednesday, June 9. Supporters of a constitutional amendment to impose a surtax on millionaire households in Massachusetts (S 5) have been waiting to learn the timeline for consideration of that proposal. Senate President Karen Spilka said this week that lawmakers were working "on scheduling a future date this year" to take it up, and lead sponsor Rep. Jim O'Day told the News Service that he's hoping to see a vote in "mid-summer, early fall" to tee up the surtax question for the 2022 ballot. This session's Constitutional Convention also features eight other proposals on the calendar, including an amendable carbon-copy version of the income surtax. - Sam Doran

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