With a heavy heart, I have some bad news for Massachusetts wine and liquor lovers. I ranted earlier this week about the proposed 6.25% tax on alcohol that Massachusetts sought to pass. Though the budget passed the House and Senate, the Governor was going to veto it unless some ethics reform legislation also passed.
Today though, the papers are reporting that the House and Senate passed an ethics bill yesterday and that Governor Patrick is now ready to approve the new, increased tax. So it looks like the alcohol tax will become a reality. Get ready to pay more for your wine, beer and spirits. Ugh.