MTA Legislative Agenda

In December 2016, the Board of Directors approved a package of 2017-2018 legislative priorities that articulate the MTA’s long-term vision.

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These bills were developed through a process that included extensive input from MTA members. Each focuses on wide-ranging issues that together articulate our shared commitment to public education, fairness for all workers in our communities, and a secure retirement for public-sector employees.

Legislation for the Raise Up constitutional amendment did not need to be re-filed in the current session. The amendment, another key item in MTA’s legislative agenda, would dedicate approximately $2 billion annually to public education and transportation. Revenue would be raised by adding a 4 percentage point tax on the portion of a filer’s annual income over of $1 million.