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Tax Hikes Kick In On Gasoline, Cigarettes In Massachusetts

The state’s gasoline tax jumps 3 cents Wednesday and the excise tax on cigarettes is also increasing $1.


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Lawmakers Override Patrick’s Transportation Bill Veto

Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Deval Patrick’s veto of a transportation financing bill.


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House Rejects Change To Transportation Bill

The Massachusetts House has rejected Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed change to a bill that would pay for modernizing the state’s transportation system.


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Patrick Signs State Budget, Vetoes $417 Million Transportation Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $34 billion state budget while vetoing $417 million in transportation and local aid pending the fate of a separate transportation financing bill.


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Mass. Lawmakers Racing To Finish New State Budget

Massachusetts lawmakers have delayed a final vote on the new state budget.


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Gov. Patrick Says Transportation Compromise Lacking

Gov. Deval Patrick has told lawmakers that he cannot accept a compromise transportation funding bill in its current form.


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Transportation Bill Prompts Rare Weekend Session On Beacon Hill

The Senate plans a rare weekend session to consider the latest version of a bill that would pump more money into the state’s aging and debt-ridden transportation system.


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House Passes $500 Million Transportation Finance Bill

The Massachusetts House approved a transportation finance bill late Monday night that called for $500 million in new taxes.


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House Begins Debate On Transportation Financing Bill

With a veto threat and more than 100 amendments to consider, the House debate on a transportation financing bill promises to be lengthy and spirited.


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Crucial Weekend For Lawmakers Trying To Pass Transportation Plan

This is a crucial weekend for House and Senate leaders who are trying to pass their $500 million transportation plan.