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Summary of Question 3
This proposed law would reduce the state sales and use tax rates (which were 6.25% as of September 2009) to 3% as of January 1, 2011. It would make the same reduction in the rate used to determine the amount to be deposited with the state Commissioner of Revenue by non-resident building contractors as security for the payment of sales and use tax on tangible personal property used in carrying out their contracts. The proposed law provides that if the 3% rates would not produce enough revenues to satisfy any lawful pledge of sales and use tax revenues in connection with any bond, note, or other contractual obligation, then the rates would instead be reduced to the lowest level allowed by law. The proposed law would not affect the collection of moneys due the Commonwealth for sales, storage, use or other consumption of tangible personal property or services occurring before January 1, 2011. The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts would stay in effect.

Question 3: Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 4, 2010?

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County Blank Votes Total Votes Cast
Barnstable More »
 
48,982
55,269
3,358
107,609
Berkshire More »
 
12,339
29,496
1,227
43,062
Bristol More »
 
77,895
88,515
8,593
175,003
Dukes More »
 
3,409
4,603
515
8,527
Essex More »
 
123,798
138,346
7,328
269,472
Franklin More »
 
6,876
19,804
1,396
28,076
Hampden More »
 
19,994
42,234
1,337
63,565
Hampshire More »
 
58,769
76,554
5,859
141,182
Middlesex More »
 
221,715
322,051
14,208
557,974
Nantucket More »
 
2,313
2,344
181
4,838
Norfolk More »
 
116,279
146,743
10,516
273,538
Plymouth More »
 
95,451
92,555
6,046
194,052
Suffolk More »
 
53,263
121,518
13,294
188,075
Worcester More »
 
129,666
136,900
7,783
274,349
Totals 966,973 1,271,532 81,458 2,319,963