Massachusetts Moves Forward with Transportation Bill
- Jul 26, 2013 | Gail Cole
Winston Churchill once said, "Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." Mr. Churchill would be proud of the Massachusetts lawmakers who recently overrode Governor Deval Patrick (D) veto of the transportation finance bill. The governor's response: "it still represents a step forward."
The governor vetoed the transportation finance bill on July 19 "with mixed emotions." Lawmakers voted to override the veto on July 24.
- Drivers will notice a 3 cent-per-gallon hike in the gas tax.
- Smokers will notice that cigarette packs cost 1$ more, thanks to a cigarette tax hike.
- All sorts of people will notice the new state sales tax on computer software and services.
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