Mass. Justices Question Legality Of 'Millionaire Tax' Petition
By Alison Noon (February 6, 2018, 5:30 PM EST) -- Justices on Massachusetts' high court pushed back on Tuesday against the proponents of a ballot initiative that would increase income taxes on the state's highest earners and send the money to education and transportation programs, at times echoing a cohort of businesses arguing against its constitutionality.
The justices took no immediate action at the hearing in Boston but registered doubts about the legal underpinnings of the so-called "millionaire tax" measure that state officials approved to go before voters in November. Several justices indicated views in line with business leaders who argue the petition could bring too many issues into one ballot...
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