Mass. House OKs sales tax hike to 6.25%

BOSTON — The Mass. House of Representatives voted by a veto-proof margin late Monday night to raise the state’s sales tax this summer by a fourth, from 5 percent to 6.25 percent, as the Bay State struggles to balance its budget. The 108-to-51 vote sets up a showdown between the overwhelmingly Democratic House and Mass.…

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