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Maura Healey wants to let Massachusetts communities hike taxes on meals, hotel stays

Posted on AllSides January 20th, 2024
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Gov. Maura Healey announced legislation that would let cities and towns hike taxes on meals and hotel stays and give them more control over liquor licenses, moves the governor argued give municipalities streams of revenue beyond property taxes. Healey’s plans, which she is expected to file with the Legislature Monday, calls for raising local taxes on meals by as much as 33% and on hotel stays by up to 15%. It also allows municipal officials to skirt around state approval when approving more liquor licenses. And while Healey in her...

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