The Latest: Beacon Hill lawmakers wrap up formal session

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers have wrapped up their formal session by passing an economic development bill that includes a sales tax holiday for shoppers on the weekend of Aug. 11-12.

The measure was one a series of bills given final approval as lawmakers rushed to meet a Tuesday midnight deadline — and then continued on into the wee hours of Wednesday.

The House and Senate already passed bills meant to address the state’s opioid addiction crisis and increase the state’s reliance on wind and other renewable energy sources.

Two major pieces of legislation failed to meet the deadline.

One would have addressed how best to spend the billions of dollars the state sets aside each year for local schools. Another would have reduced price disparities between large teaching hospitals and smaller community hospitals.

About NewsCenter

The award-winning NewsCenter provides the Cape Cod community with a constant, credible source for local news. We are on the job seven days a week.
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Contact Us | Advertise Terms of Use 
Employment and EEO | Privacy