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Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted strongly Tuesday in favor of an increase in the MA sales tax to 6.25%. The House voted 108-51 in favor of the increase, a veto-proof 2/3 majority. After Governor Patrick threatened to veto any increase in sales tax Tuesday afternoon, the House didn't vote until Speaker DeLeo was confident the ayes would have it by a 2/3 majority. The increase would raise about $900 million for the state over the course of a year.