Monday, April 26, 2010

Herald Assails 'Assault on Taxpayers'

Last Thursday on Scaling The Hill 2010, we reported that the House of Representatives would be debating a municipal relief bill this week that contains language that would allow cities and towns to circumvent the provisions of Proposition 2 1/2 with a backdoor tax on homeowners. House Minority Leader Bradley Jones has already filed an amendment that would delete the offending language, and Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei has vowed to block any similar attempts in the Senate to raise property taxes without voter approval.

Today's Boston Herald blasts the House proposal as "an assault on property taxpayers" and "a non-starter in a year when taxpayers have already had it up to their eyeballs with tax hikes." If you haven't read it already, be sure to check out the Herald's editorial.