The Boston Globe
August 2, 2022

Tax relief? The check is not in the mail


Lawmakers wrap up formal sessions without passing that promised $1 billion in tax breaks.

Sometimes the Massachusetts Legislature can’t get out of its own way.

A much touted $1 billion in tax relief — half of it slated to go into the pockets of regular working class residents immediately and half dedicated to permanent and long overdue fixes to the tax system — was abandoned as the sun rose over Beacon Hill Monday morning and lawmakers ended their marathon session.

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