April 11, 2019      12:32 PM
KR: Sales tax property tax swap
The sales tax swap that Patrick has supported in past sessions seems like the direct route to victory, especially when it’s tied to the completion of either Senate Bill 2 or House Bill 2
This idea of a sales
tax-property tax swap isn’t new, but it could be new enough to buy the
Republicans some political cover as they close in on passing priority
legislation this session.
Everyone has a sidelines
seat for this one.
And, depending on where
you are sitting, this could just be the Hail Mary pass that is going to put the
leadership over the goal line for this session. Or, from the other side of the
stadium, it’s an acknowledgment that carving school districts out of the two property tax relief bills is a very bad idea.
By Kimberly Reeves