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Richard Tisei on Tax Reform

Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate)

 


Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part II: Education:Full Funding. [State Senator Tisei, a Republican, voted YES].

Any city or town shall be authorized to impose a local excise tax upon the sale of meals, of 1% of the tota price thereof. The local excise tax imposed shall be paid by the vendor in the same manner as the excise tax due the commonwealth. All sums received shall at least quarterly be distributed, credited and paid by the state treasurer to each city or town. [Provides a new revenue source for cities and towns to pay for schools and other local services].

Relevant platform section: PART II: EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND OPPORTUNITY: Full Funding: "We reject policies that direct funds away from our public schools to finance political promises of tax reductions or to other unrelated purposes. We support just and equitable funding mechanisms that provide for vibrant public schools in all communities."

Source citation: Section 100 ; vote number 122

Source: Massachusetts Senate voting record via MassScorecard.org , Jun 12, 2003

Opposes increasing federal income taxes.

Tisei opposes the CC survey question on increasing tax rates

CC.org's self-description: "The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.

The Coalition is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action." The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Increasing federal income tax rates'

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 14-CC-Q11 on Aug 15, 2014

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Tax Reform: Richard Tisei on other issues:
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