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State Lawmakers Approve Revised Casino Compact
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is seeking to build a resort casino in Taunton.
    The agreement, reached between the tribe and the governor in March, was approved Thursday on a voic…
Patrick Signs “Tech Tax” Repeal
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill repealing a less than two-month-old tax on computer and software services.
    The governor's press office announced the signing in a one-sentence release Friday.
    The House and Senate voted this week to repeal the …
Senate Joins House In Repealing “Tech Tax”
The Massachusetts Legislature has repealed a new tax on computer and software services that had been in effect less than two months.  
    Thursday's 38-0 Senate vote came a day after the House backed the repeal by a 156-1 vote...
Lawmakers Repeal Technology Tax
The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.
The House backed the repeal by a 156-1 vote when it met in a formal session Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has said he's open to repealing the tax, which state officials had estimated would generate $161 million in t…
Mass. Senate to Take Up Transportation Bill On Saturday
The state Senate has scheduled a rare Saturday session to take up a hotly-contested transportation finance bill that was approved by the House earlier in the week.
    The Senate had originally planned to debate the bill on Thursday, but leaders decided to give members until 5 p.…
Patrick Continues To Push Tax Plan With Lawmakers
Gov. Deval Patrick is renewing his push for new revenues to pay for transportation and education initiatives, while acknowledging concerns about his plan to raise the state income tax.
    The tax changes proposed by the governor, aimed at raising nearly $2 billion in the fiscal …

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