Revenue Sweeteners

May 17, 2017

That “taxachusetts” moniker the state has been trying to shake for decades may be once again rearing its head. With month after month of regular tax revenues falling well short of expectations, potential new taxes are the talk of some parts of the town. Among the proposals are taxing short-term rentals like Airbnb, higher taxes on future marijuana sales, and a surtax on millionaires. Then there’s this potential revenue sweetener: a state-wide tax on sugary drinks. Democratic state Senator Jason Lewis of Winchester, one of the sponsors of that sweet sin tax proposal, and Republican state Representative Joe McKenna of Webster joined Jim to discuss these new revenue generating proposals. 


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