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Sales tax hike to 7 percent 'on the table'

Consensus builds for revenue booster

By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / April 24, 2009

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House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo has begun to seriously consider a plan to increase the sales tax from 5 percent to 7 percent, which would give Massachusetts one of the highest sales taxes in the country, said a State House official who has been briefed on the speaker's deliberations. (Full article: 704 words)

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