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Read the SJC’s full ‘millionaires tax’ ballot question ruling

The Supreme Judicial Court has rejected a ballot question that would raise the state income tax on Massachusetts’ highest earners.
The Supreme Judicial Court has rejected a ballot question that would raise the state income tax on Massachusetts’ highest earners. Barry Chin/Globe Staff/File

The Supreme Judicial Court has rejected a ballot question that would raise the state income tax on Massachusetts’ highest earners and put that money into transportation and education, delivering a crushing defeat for progressive activists and organized labor and removing a volatile issue from this fall’s election.

Read the full decision below.