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Friday, October 29, 2010

State Election Ballot Questions

Four questions will appear on the ballot on November 2:

Question 1: Repeal of Sales Tax on Alcoholic Beverages

The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2011.

Question 2: Repeal of 40B

This proposed law would repeal the existing state law Chapter 40B that allows a qualified organization wishing to build government-subsidized housing that includes low- or moderate-income units to apply for a single comprehensive permit from a city or town’s zoning board of appeals (ZBA), instead of separate permits from each local agency or official having jurisdiction over any aspect of the proposed housing.

A Yes vote would repeal the state law. A No vote would leave the law unchanged, and thus in force.

Question 3: Lower Sales and Use Tax Rates

This proposed law would reduce the state sales and use tax rates (which were 6.25% as of September 2009) to 3% as of January 1, 2011.

Question 4: Health Care (Non-binding Referendum)

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legisltion that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective and publicly provided to all residents of Massachusetts? ∆

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