June 18, 2018/Press Releases

Massachusetts Democratic Party Statement on Fair Share Amendment SJC Decision

Monday, June 18, 2018

Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808

BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford today issued the following statement in response the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision on the Fair Share Amendment:

“This decision is a crisis for Governor Baker. Today, the Court blocked the path to making critical investments in transportation and public education, which is overwhelmingly supported by the legislature and Massachusetts voters.

“Once again, we’re waiting for Governor Baker to take a stand.

“What is his plan to repair our crumbling roads, fix our unreliable public transportation systems, and invest in our critically underfunded public schools? Will he continue his irresponsible campaign to cut the sales tax, which will rip over $1 billion from our schools, roads, and public safety services? Or will he, for once, stand up for the working families of the Commonwealth and make the investments to move our state forward?

“Massachusetts residents deserve to know his plans to address these critical issues before voting for our next governor.”