Thursday, October 12, 2023

Run for Holliston Democratic Town Committee

 Attention Holliston Democrats!

If you would like to run for a seat on the Holliston Democratic Town Committee (HDTC), now is the time!

The HDTC is the local arm of our state and national parties. We are charged with helping Democrats get elected up and down the ballot. We also participate in civic activities and hold community events.

To run, you must have been a registered voter in our town and enrolled in the Democratic party since at least Wednesday, August 23, 2023. You must not have been enrolled in a different party within the last year.

We will help you join the slate of HDTC nominees, get the required number of signatures, and submit our slate to the proper election authorities. If you meet the criteria above and want to join our dedicated, vibrant organization, please email Chair Cynthia Burrow. Learn more about the process and requirements here

We look forward to welcoming you to our Committee!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

MA Legislature Passes Tax Relief Package

We'd like to thank our own Senate President Karen Spilka for her leadership in passing historic tax relief legislation. As Sen. Spilka has said, "This is the most significant tax relief package in a generation (and will) put real dollars into the pockets of the people who need it most, including parents, seniors, young people, and middle class families who are struggling to keep up with rising costs."

This bipartisan effort includes several significant changes to tax policies. Notably, it increases the refundable tax credit for dependent children, disabled adults, and seniors, benefiting over 565,000 families. The estate tax is also updated, reducing it for all taxpayers and eliminating it for estates under $2 million. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is raised from 30% to 40% of the federal credit for individuals and families with incomes under $60,000. The bill also introduces a single sales factor apportionment for businesses and doubles the senior circuit breaker tax credit, affecting over 100,000 seniors.

Other changes include increasing the rental deduction cap, lowering the short-term capital gains tax rate, and expanding housing programs to create affordable housing and stimulate private investment in communities.

This tax relief package is a significant step to support residents and businesses in Massachusetts while making the state a more affordable and competitive place to live and work. It's aimed at providing financial relief to a wide range of people, from parents and seniors to middle-class families and those facing high rents or real estate taxes. The legislation reflects a bipartisan effort to address the needs of the state's residents and improve the overall economic environment in Massachusetts.