Evan Horowitz, executive director of The Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, described the secretary of state’s proposed exemption as reasonable while noting that it would not impact many residents.
“A Right to Rental Assistance in Massachusetts: How Policy Change Can Advance Equitable Housing” prepared by the cSPA, estimates that at least 240,000 more eligible households could be served by this program with increased funding of $3.2b annually.
“This ballot question is built on relatively thin information,” the cSPA report said. “It’s not clear whether dental insurers are currently close to — or far from — the proposed 83 percent requirement."
Evan Horowitz, the executive director of The Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, said the exemption was a “reasonable” move since much of the concern over the tax focused on its impacts on retired homeowners.