Revenue Fairness and Inequality

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Many of our low- and fixed-income residents struggle with paying taxes and fees in Newton, which can make our community unwelcoming. But we cannot afford to reduce revenues needed for vital services that make this community work.

As your next Ward Councilor, I will…

  • Support identifying and adopting any viable strategies to shift revenue collection from those who can least afford it over to those who can afford to pay a fairer share. Newton is home to more than one thousand millionaires, according to federal data, but of course not all residents are affluent, and we cannot make policy on any assumption that everyone can afford the same tax and fee burden.

  • Advocate for the 11% of Newton schoolchildren who live in poverty and the 1 in 8 Newton households making do with less than $25,000 in annual income.