WHY VOTERS SUPPORT TAX LIMITATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM MASSACHUSETTS' PROPOSITION 2-1/2

@article{Ladd1982WHYVS,
  title={WHY VOTERS SUPPORT TAX LIMITATIONS: EVIDENCE FROM MASSACHUSETTS' PROPOSITION 2-1/2},
  author={Helen F. Ladd and Julie Boatright Wilson},
  journal={National Tax Journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={35},
  pages={121 - 148}
}
Like two recent papers in this journal about tax limitation votes in California and Michigan, this paper uses survey data to examine why voters support tax limitations. The study uses data from a large 1980 survey of Massachusetts household heads to measure the importance of several policy-relevant reasons for supporting or opposing Proposition 2-1/2, a measure to limit local property taxes. The effects of views toward services (disaggregated by service category), spending and taxes, tax reform… 

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