Friday, June 4, 2021

Senate President Spilka and Speaker Mariano on the Fair Share Amendment and Joint Session, Weds Jun 9

Statement from Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Ronald Mariano:

"As Massachusetts recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, and as we prepare for our future, we have a unique opportunity to move towards a Commonwealth that truly works for all residents. 
To that end, the Legislature will be holding a Joint Session on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 with the intent of voting on the Fair Share Amendment. This will allow the measure to be placed on the ballot and put before the people for a vote. 
We stand with the residents of Massachusetts in exploring new ways to increase revenue for the state as we envision and invest in an equitable and hopeful future for the Commonwealth."

On background: The Legislature advanced the Fair Share Amendment back in June 2019. A second vote is needed for it to be placed on the November 2022 ballot.

Language: Proposal for Constitutional Amendment S.5 (

Boston Globe coverage (subscription maybe required)

Link to Joint Session scheduled for Weds, Jun 9

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