BOSTON (CBS) – This is a crucial weekend for House and Senate leaders who are trying to pass their $500 million transportation plan.
The House votes on Monday.READ MORE: Dracut Woman Arraigned For Allegedly Torching 2 Police Cruisers
The Legislature would raise the gas tax by three cents, and cigarettes by one dollar a pack.
Governor Patrick has proposed his own $1.9 billion plan that would fund both transportation and education.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Girl Struck By School Bus, Seriously Injured In Braintree
He would increase the income tax to 6.25%.
He threatened to veto the House and Senate proposal, claiming it does not go far enough to solve the long term problems facing the state.MORE NEWS: Group Raising Money To Send Boy With Leukemia To Disney World