2 edition of Early impacts of Proposition 2 1/2 on Massachusetts state-local public sector found in the catalog.
by Dept. of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass
Written in English
Bibliography: p. 51.
|Statement||by Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Smoke|
|Series||WP ; 317, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 317.|
|Contributions||Smoke, Paul J.|
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|Pagination||51 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||51|
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This paper uses survey data collected during the 2 weeks following the November 4, , election to answer questions concerning how local public education should be funded in the wake of the passing of Proposition 2 1/2, a measure that requires high tax rate cities and towns to reduce property tax levies by at least 15 percent per year until they reach the maximum allowable rate of 2 1/2 Cited by: 1. This paper uses data obtained by a large statewide survey of Massachusetts residents to measure the relative importance of certain motivations in influencing the overall statewide vote on Proposition 2 1/2. Proposition 2 1/2 severely restricts the ability of Massachusetts cities and towns to raise tax revenue for local services. Interviews were conducted by a professional survey firm during Cited by:
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Workingpaper department ofeconomics fewey MAY HBM EarlyImpactsofProposition21/2on theMassachusettsState-LocalPublicSector* JeromeRothenberg PaulSmbke WorkingPaper# April, massachusetts instituteof technology 50memorialdrive Cambridge,mass Full text of "Early impacts of Proposition 2 1/2 on Massachusetts state-local public sector" paper department of economics fewey MAY 31 HBM Early Impacts of Proposition 2 1/2 on the Massachusetts State-Local Public Sector* Jerome Rothenberg Paul Smbke Working Paper # April, massachusetts institute of technology 50 memorial.
Smoke, P & Rothenberg, J' Early Impacts of Proposition 2 1/2 on the Massachusetts State-Local Public Sector ', Public Budgeting and by: 4. Rothenberg & P.
Smoke, "Early Impacts of Proposition /2 on the Massachusetts State-Local Public Sector," Working papersMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics. Handle: RePEc:mit:worpap Early Impacts of Proposition /2 on the Massachusetts State-Local Public Sector. Rothenberg and P.
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underride question on the ballot. G.L. 59, § 21C(g) and (h). Exclusions A 2/3 vote of the board or council is needed to place an exclusion question on the ballot. G.L. 59, § 21C(i½), (j) and (k).
ELECTION PROCEDURE Proposition 2½ questions may be placed on a regular or special municipal election ballot. Proposition 2 ½ was enacted in and put into effect for Fiscal Year The law was established to put a limit on the amount of year‐over‐year increases in total tax revenue, also known as the tax levy, that a town or city could impose.
Proposition 2½. M.G.L Ch. 59 Sec. 21C through a referendum to approve an override or an exclusion, or they can reduce the amount taxed through an underride. With one exception, legal authority to place a question on the ballot rests solely with the board of selectmen, city council or town council.
Only an underride can also be placed beforeFile Size: 44KB. Executive SummaryAdvocates of reducing property taxes often cite Proposition 2 ½, the strict property tax cap Massachusetts adopted inas a model for reform.
Most recently, New Jersey Governor Christie has proposed a cap similar to Proposition 2 ½, which limits property tax revenues in Massachusetts to percent of a community’s assessed value and caps annual growth in a.
Prop 2 1/2 is merely a circuit breaker invoking a public ballot, and it does not need further weakening. The history of Prop 2 1/2 is worth reviewing, as the original taxpayer protections have been watered down since This is true for new growth criteria, the treatment of abatements and exclusions, and an add-on such as the CPA program.
Get this from a library. Proposition 2 1/2: its impact on Massachusetts: a report from the Impact, 2 1/2 Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
[Lawrence Susskind; Jane Fountain Serio; Impact: 2 1/2 Project.;]. The Massachusetts Local Property Tax Limitations Act, also known as Question 2 and Proposition 2½, was on the November 4, ballot in Massachusetts as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved.
The measure limited the annual tax increases in municipalities to %. the Proposition 2½ referendum procedure should be directed to the Elections Division of that office at C.
FORM OF QUESTIONS Proposition 2½ specifies the form of each type of ballot question. This exact language must be used to properly place a question before the voters.
The question forms are found in Appendix A. Size: KB. Downloadable. This paper examines the impact of a specific local tax limit, Proposition 2 in Massachusetts, on the fiscal behavior of cities and towns in Massachusetts and the capitalization of that behavior into property values.
Proposition 2 places a cap on the effective property tax rate at percent and limits nominal annual growth in property tax revenues to percent, unless.
Section 21C: Limitations on total taxes assessed; determination by voters Section 21C. (a) Whenever used in the text of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:— ''Full and fair cash valuation'', the fair cash value of all real estate and personal property as defined in this chapter, as certified by the commissioner, or, if no certification has been made.
If the high school project had been voted as an override (debt exclusion), then its debt service would be already exempt from Prop 2 1/2. Posted by jim 08 PM Why not take some of Deval's Executive Office Budget and use it for the towns. Abstract. This paper examines the impact of a specific local tax limit, Proposition 2* in Massachusetts, on the fiscal behavior of cities and towns in Massachusetts and the Cited by: Section Activities at polling places; regulations; penalties Section At an election of state or city officers, and of town officers in towns where official ballots are used, the presiding election officer at each polling place shall, before the opening of the polls, post at least three cards of instruction, three cards containing abstracts of the laws imposing penalties upon voters.
behavior of cities and towns in Massachusetts and the effects of that behavior on property values. 1 Proposition 2½ places a cap on the effective property tax rate at percent and limits nominal annual growth in property tax revenues to percent, unless residents pass a referendum (an override) allowing a greater by: Voters will weigh in on a $ million Proposition 2 ½ property tax override June 10 that would add an additional $ to the tax bill of the average household valued at $, according to.
Proposition 2 ½’s harmful impact on Massachusetts, as well as the reasons why similar measures could prove even more damaging in other states. Over the two and a half decades Proposition 2 ½ has been in effect, Massachusetts’ level of property taxation has declined. Between andproperty taxes as a percentage of income.The Merrimac Board of Selectmen has put two small Proposition 2 1/2 overrides on the warrant for the April 30 Town Meeting.
One override is for $47, to hire a full-time firefighter/EMT.Massachusetts Question 2, an initiative to create an advisory commission for amendments to the U.S. Constitution regarding corporate personhood and political spending, was on the ballot in Massachusetts as an indirect initiated state statute on November 6, Opposition: $