Have amendments like the Fair Share been offered to Article 44?

Answer

Amendments to article 44 have been offered in 1962, 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1994. Each time, voters in Massachusetts voted against implementing a progressive income tax system. The most recent measure, in 1994, sought to require “Massachusetts income tax rates to be graduated, in order to distribute the burden of the tax fairly and equitably”. The amendment voted down by a margin of 64.6% to 28.3%.

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