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LAMB FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
For Immediate Release
July 9, 2012
LAMB calls for sales tax holiday to be permanent
Lamb Reacts to Governor's Veto of EBT Language
Holliston, MA ...Today Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for State Representative in the Eighth Middlesex District, called upon the House to make the sales tax free weekend permanent.
"This sales tax free weekend is a legislative gimmick. If the House was serious about giving taxpayers a break, then they would select a permanent weekend," said Lamb. "As the next State Representative, I will work to make the sales tax holiday permanent and work to lower our sales tax back to 5%. I believe that taxpayers should be able to keep more of their hard earned dollars. The people deserve leadership on the issue of taxes and tolls not political gamesmanship."
Lamb is the only candidate to have signed the No New Taxes pledge. He supports rolling back the sales tax from 6.25% to 5% along with annual tax free holiday weekend.
Yesterday when the Governor delivered his vetoes of the Fiscal Year 2013, he announced that he will be filing a supplemental budget that includes a sale tax free weekend in August.
Lamb also took the opportunity to react to the Governor's veto of the EBT language that lifts some restrictions. "I am flabbergasted that the Governor wants EBT recipients to be able to make purchases at jewelry stores and use the cards at hair salons. That's ridiculous," said Lamb. "One weekend of being able to shop tax free doesn't make up for failing to protect taxpayer dollars."
Mr. Lamb, a Massachusetts native, graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1985 and received his Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College in 1982. He has an extensive background in real estate law, formerly with Adelson, Golden & Loria, P.C., Edward A. Sokoloff & Associates and Lamb and Browne, P.C., is currently with Lamb and Associates, P.C. He is a member of the Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts. An active participant in community affairs, Mr. Lamb sits on the Board of Directors of New England Region of United Synagogue and is a past president of Temple Beth Torah in Holliston. He has also served on the Holliston Elementary School Council and the Campaign for Holliston Schools. He resides in Holliston with Peri, his wife of 22 years and his two daughters Elissa and Simma.
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