Wednesday, September 4, 2013

House Minority Leader Brad Jones’ Statement on Attorney General’s Certification of Ballot Initiative to Repeal Technology Tax

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to Attorney General Martha Coakley’s certification of the ballot initiative to repeal the technology tax:

“I am pleased to hear that Attorney General Martha Coakley has certified language aimed at repealing the crippling technology tax. By clearing this hurdle, activists and proponents can now turn their attention to collecting the necessary amount of signatures to place this initiative on the ballot next November.

  During the recent 2013 GOP Technology Tax Business Roundtables, Republican legislators heard from computer software businesses and Chambers of Commerce about the devastating effect of this reckless tax on the computer services industry.

While I remain extremely supportive of the ballot effort, House and Senate Republicans will continue our quest to ensure that this tax is eliminated at the legislative level.”