Proposed millionaire’s tax heads before state’s highest court
WGBH - 02/06/2018
Article 48 in the state’s constitution bans ballot questions from taking powers away from the treasury by specifically allocating funds. The scope of ballot questions are also limited — they cannot connect two seemingly unrelated things under a single proposal. Daniel Medwed, WGBH’s legal analyst, says opponents of the Fair Share Amendment plan to argue that RaiseUp Massachusetts’ question unlawfully pairs education and transportation funding with taxation and also encroaches on the legislature’s sole right to determine funding allocation.