Legislature's Revenue Committee “Listening Tour”

The Revenue Committee, chaired by Sen. Ben Downing (D -Pittsfield) and Rep. Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington) is conducting a series of hearings throughout Massachusetts this fall to hear what people are thinking, specifically about taxes and tax policy. Both chairs are supportive and understand the need for revenue, but also understand the economic realities in the current fiscal climate. It would be helpful for the members of the Revenue Committee to hear from MTA members and their support for raising revenues to support public education, K-G.

The hearings are scheduled as follows:

October 7, 4-6 p.m.
The Academy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 85 Prescott Street, Worcester
Topic: Tax Policy and the Challenges of Local Government

October 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Framingham Senior Center, 535 Union Avenue, Framingham
Topic: Tax Policy and Vulnerable Populations

October 21, 2-4 p.m.
Berkshire Community College, K111 Theater, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield
Topic: Tax Policy as a Tool for Economic Development

October 28, 6-8 p.m.
City Hall (pending confirmation)
Topic:Tax Policy and the Taxation of Property

November 5, 6-8 p.m.
Harvard Kennedy School of Government – JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JF Kennedy Street, Cambridge
Topic: Tax Policy and Working Families