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Last updated 9:48AM ET
September 21, 2018
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
Question 1 supporters report fewer funds than opponents
(wfcr) - Supporters of a ballot question that would eliminate the state income tax reported having just under $25,000 in the bank heading into the final push before election day. That's compared with the more than $1.3 million that the Coalition for Our Communities, which opposes the question, had on hand. Governor Deval Patrick and others maintain that if Question 1 passes, the government services citizens rely on would be decimated, as the income tax provides forty percent of the state budget. Top legislators from both parties have also criticized the repeal. A similar question in 2002 drew support from 45 percent of voters. Carla Howell of the Committee for Small Government, the sponsor of this year's question, notes that nearly all of the funds Question 1 opponents have raised came from unions representing teachers and state employees. © Copyright 2018, wfcr