The Massachusetts sales tax will stay at 6.25 percent after Question 3, which would have lowered it to 3 percent, failed by a fairly wide margin.

The campaign manager for the “No on 3” movement Toby McGrath said:

“Massachusetts voters made a smart decision tonight. They voted to keep our state #1 in education and to make sure their police and fire first responders remain on the job. With the defeat of Question 3, we will now be able to protect our communities as the economy recovers and our state moves ahead. Voters recognized that this was a reckless proposal and once again showed they know a  bad idea when they see it.”

Question 3 was not expected to win as it would have cut funding to nearly all level of state and local government.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

One Response

  1. Michael Pelletier

    And they’ll continue driving up to New Hampshire to evade the sales tax that they just voted to keep. Sheer idiocy reigns in Massachusetts.


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