The state’s gasoline tax jumps 3 cents Wednesday and the excise tax on cigarettes is also increasing $1.
Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Deval Patrick’s veto of a transportation financing 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.
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.
Massachusetts lawmakers have delayed a final vote on the new state budget.
Gov. Deval Patrick has told lawmakers that he cannot accept a compromise transportation funding bill in its current form.
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.
The Massachusetts House approved a transportation finance bill late Monday night that called for $500 million in new taxes.
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.
This is a crucial weekend for House and Senate leaders who are trying to pass their $500 million transportation plan.