Brad Marston, a candidate for State Representative in the 8th Suffolk District, succinctly explains the choice facing voters in November.
Most voters agree that the state should be taxing citizens in order to pay for critical state services: education, roads, public safety etc. In recent years, due to the economic crisis, the state has come to voters again and again with tax hikes that they say are necessary to pay for these services.
Voters have patiently accepted these tax hikes because we don’t want to see cuts to critical services.
But over and over the state has diverted this money toward other priorities.