BOSTON (CBS) – They felt the wrath of taxpayers, and deserved to.
But Thursday Senate President Terry Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo did the right thing, calling for repeal of the sales tax on software services that they pushed the Legislature to approve earlier this summer.
The two leaders were calm but clearly mortified, which speaks to their sincerity; both DeLeo and Murray have at times taken unpopular positions within their own party out of concern for our state’s fragile economic health. And in an understandable effort to preserve a shred of dignity, they both insisted that they simply didn’t hear negative feedback on the so-called tech tax until it was too late in the process to react.
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