Tag Archives: Sales Tax

Tisei Talks Budget Cuts

( – promoted by DD4RP) Many economists say the recession is over, but a look at the state’s free-falling tax revenues shows that Massachusetts still has a long way to go before we can turn the economy around.  Be sure to check out my recent op-ed on the state budget shortfall and what it could mean for local aid to…

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Detective Columbo Would Say To Rep. Rodrigues, “Ah, there was just one more thing…”

While researching this tax fleeing hypocrite Mike Rodrigues of Westport, I happened to look back at some of his legislation and focused on the bill that he presented that favored indicted Richard Vitale. You recall the ticket scalping bill that got DiMasi in trouble? Guess who authored it. According to the Boston Globe in an article written by Andrea Estes…

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR TAX FREE BEER

Massachusetts has somehow managed to levy a tax on alcohol twice. There is already a per gallon excise tax on alcohol in Massachusetts that is built into the price of booze. Now the sales tax will be levied on all alcoholic purchases. Boo! Hiss! Tonight is your last night to drink tax free alcohol so you should probably take advantage…

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