Massachusetts shoppers soon will no longer have to pay the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol sold in stores.
Gov. Deval Patrick is looking for ways to keep paying for the state’s substance abuse treatment programs after voters decided to repeal the sales tax on alcohol, which has supported the initiatives.
Massachusetts voters bucked the trend Tuesday by voting for Democrats for Congress and for state-wide offices. WBZ Radio’s Carl Stevens talked to voters to get their reaction the morning after.
Massachusetts voters say “yes” to repealing the alcohol tax.
Question 1 on the Nov. 2 state ballot asks voters if they want to repeal the 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol.
The state’s hospitals, insurers and community health centers are opposing a ballot question that would repeal the state’s sales tax on alcohol.
It has been nearly eight months since the state made a move to bring in more money by raising the sales tax from 5 percent to 6.25 percent and…