Your next trip to the corner store could cost you more in
sales tax. Governor Deval Patrick' s new budget includes a new sales
tax on candy and soda in Massachusetts.
Patrick says the 6.25 percent tax would help generate nearly 60 million dollars for
Many store owners say the move will only cost them more business in a tough
economy. "It's going to take away from disposable income the money has
to come from somewhere you to have your basic foods, your mortgage, your
heating bills. So there is going to be an effect, " says Shawn Martin, Owner of Briggs Corner Store in Attleboro.
The governor's budget is now being debated in the house and