Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Business groups staying mum on sales tax proposal, so far

Boston Business Journal
The state’s business lobbying groups like to argue that their members are getting hammered by ballot initiatives pushed by labor unions and their allies. This year, they’re facing separate proposals that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, mandate paid family and medical leave for workers, and raise taxes on business owners and others that make $1 million or more in a year.

There is one ballot proposal that’s sponsored by a business group, the Retailers Association of Massachusetts. That measure would cut the state sales tax from 6.25 to 5 percent and guarantee that for one weekend every year, Massachusetts retail customers can shop tax-free.. . . more