Computer Services Tax

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Terry Murray talk to Jon Keller. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: How Beacon Hill Can Avoid More Embarrassing Blunders

When you aren’t making enough of an effort to reach out to your constituents for feedback before you lower a tax boom on them, you wind up legislating in a vacuum.


Deval Patrick. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Will Patrick Admit Computer Services Tax Was A Mistake?

A growing number of our state legislators who last month voted to extend the 6.25% sales tax to a wide range of computer and software services – the largest tax of its kind in the country – are admitting that was a mistake.


Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Computer Services Tax A Foolish Decision

Despite warnings from business groups, Gov. Patrick and the Legislature developed and passed this tax hike without much of a clue about how it would work.