Massachusetts voters decided Tuesday to eliminate the sales tax on alcohol, while keeping the Commonwealth’s sales tax at 6.25 percent and voting not to eliminate a law which allows developers to obtain one permit to build low and mixed-income housing.
Collegian columnist Zach Weishar believes that the sales tax on alcohol is necessary and voting yes will work for both the economy and the State’s funds.
Collegian columnist Matthew M. Robare thinks that sometimes alcohol is just a part of life – and that taxing it shouldn’t be.
On November 2, voters in Massachusetts will go to the polls and decide on three ballot initiatives, the first being to repeal the state sales tax on alcohol.
The Daily Collegian Editorial board feels strongly that Massachusetts residents need to vote against all three ballot questions on November 2. The questions deal with the state tax on alcohol, building laws for low- and moderate-income housing, and the state sales tax.
This election, Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of three ballot questions. Among them are questions pertaining to eliminating sales tax on alcohol, repealing a law which allows developers building low-income housing to obtain a single permit, and a third which would reduce the state’s sales tax to 3 percent starting in January.