Support new revenue to invest in education

The MTA is a leading member of the Campaign for Our Communities, a coalition of 120 organizations supporting a proposal to raise about $2 billion in new revenue to invest in education and other vital services. The coalition’s plan would increase the income tax rate, but also increase the personal exemption to reduce the impact on low- and middle-income taxpayers.

Governor Deval Patrick has offered a similar proposal, which increases the income tax rate, decreases the sales tax and doubles the personal exemption.

Patrick’s plan would raise about the same amount of money as the coalition bill. The governor wants half of the new funds to go to education – from preschool through public higher education – and the other half to transportation improvements.

It is time to stop cutting budgets and restore services to support our students, protect the quality of life in our communities and strengthen our economy.

Please send your legislators a message.

For more information on the Campaign for Our Communities, click here.

For more information on the governor’s tax and budget proposals, click here.