The Massachusetts state legislature, not a group that is shy about new taxes and meeting in Constitutional Convention on Wednesday, gave initial approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose an additional 4% tax surcharge on all Massachusetts residents with annual income in excess of $1 million. The 147-48 vote advances the question to the next Constitutional Convention (ConCon) in 2021 with the goal being to place the Millionaire Tax before the voters in November 2022. Under Massachusetts law, at least 50% of the legislature (101 votes) must vote in favor of proposed constitutional amendments in two consecutive ConCons to advance toward the ballot. A Millionaire Tax ballot question was thrown off the ballot last year by the court, which ruled that it violated the state constitution relatedness clause.