BOSTON -- House Democrats are refusing to rule out tax increases on hardworking Massachusetts families, continuing an abysmal session that has seen them accomplish little beyond a pay raise for themselves.
"Beacon Hill Democrats just won't learn - after a year where they achieved next to nothing except a massive pay hike for themselves, they're already floating the idea of new taxes on hardworking families," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "The broad support for Governor Baker's fiscally responsible approach to protecting taxpayers, as well as Republicans' gain of a key Democrat-held Senate seat last month should be a stark warning for Democrats on Beacon Hill and their colleagues running for Governor who promise to rubber-stump massive new taxes."
House Democrat leaders refused to rule out new taxes in fiscal year 2019. "With the first crack at next year’s budget — the version written by Gov. Charlie Baker — due in 16 days, it’s still too soon to decide if new taxes should be on the table, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday. (Katie Lannan, "DeLeo: 'Too early' to rule out tax increases in state budget," State House News Service, 1/8/18)