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This proposed constitutional amendment would require Massachusetts income tax rates to be graduated, in order to distribute the burden of tax fairly and equitably. The proposed amendment would require the rates for taxpayers in higher income brackets to be higher than the rates for taxpayers in lower income brackets. The proposed amendment would also allow the state Legislature to grant reasonable exemptions and abatements and establish the number and range of tax brackets. The proposed amendment would eliminate from the Massachusetts Constitution the present requirement that income taxes must be levied at a uniform rate throughout the state upon incomes derived from the same class of property.

1994 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 6 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution, summarized below, which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the House of Representatives and the Senate on November 16, 1992, by a vote of 132 to 39, and on May 25, 1994, by a vote of 119 to 73?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
8,834
11,941
1,514
20,775
22,289
Precinct 1
 
215
451
72
666
738
Precinct 2
 
275
545
86
820
906
Precinct 3
 
240
447
70
687
757
Precinct 1
 
327
410
71
737
808
Precinct 2
 
459
485
74
944
1,018
Precinct 3
 
495
491
67
986
1,053
Precinct 1
 
469
568
106
1,037
1,143
Precinct 2
 
459
477
62
936
998
Precinct 3
 
492
631
98
1,123
1,221
Precinct 1
 
270
574
71
844
915
Precinct 2
 
312
569
78
881
959
Precinct 3
 
357
574
49
931
980
Precinct 1
 
349
621
55
970
1,025
Precinct 2
 
396
661
64
1,057
1,121
Precinct 3
 
495
591
71
1,086
1,157
Precinct 1
 
672
686
63
1,358
1,421
Precinct 2
 
607
626
78
1,233
1,311
Precinct 3
 
507
551
50
1,058
1,108
Precinct 1
 
563
637
63
1,200
1,263
Precinct 2
 
433
603
92
1,036
1,128
Precinct 3
 
442
743
74
1,185
1,259
Totals
 
8,834
11,941
1,514
20,775
22,289