TEWKSBURY, MA — On Wednesday, Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury), candidate for State Representative in the 19th Middlesex District, announced that she is once again collecting signatures for a ballot question to lower the sales tax to 5% and establish an annual tax free weekend.
“I’m the only candidate who is running to put the taxpayers first and I am committed to doing whatever it takes to make sure the taxpayers can keep more of their hard earned money,” said Prinzivalli, who collected signatures during the first stage of the ballot question process when she launched her campaign last fall.
The ballot question, filed by the Massachusetts Retailer Association, submitted nearly 100,000 signatures last November to qualify. The legislature refused to act, thus another 11,000 signatures are required to officially place the question on the ballot this November.
“Not only am I looking out for the taxpayers, but our local businesses need to be able to compete. The district is too close to the New Hampshire border to be saddling us with a much higher tax.”
Since resuming her campaign on May 1 after suspending it for ten days following Representative Miceli’s passing, Prinzivalli has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge from the Americans for Tax Reform.
The pledge states: “I, Pina Prinzivalli, pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Massachusetts, that I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes.”
Prinzivalli will be hosting two meet and greets in Wilmington at Panera Bread, 228 Main Street. The first will be held from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, May 19. The second from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Wednesday, May 30. The meet and greets are not fundraisers and she will have signature sheets for those who are interested in signing for the ballot question.
“Signing the Taxpayer Protection pledge and working to lower our tax burden is just another example of my commitment to putting the taxpayers first.”
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Prinzivalli campaign.)
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