Supplemental Tax

Proposition 2 1/2
Proposition 2 1/2 is the title given to an initiative petition adopted by the voters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1980.

Its primary features relate to the total amount of property taxes a city or town can raise each year. Other parts of the initiative:
  • Allowed renters a deduction on their state income tax
  • Limit state agency assessments on cities and towns
  • Prohibit unfunded state mandates
  • Reduced the motor vehicle excise tax rate
  • Repealed binding arbitration for certain public employees