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Senate Plans To Tackle Housing Bill Next Week

Senate Plans To Tackle Housing Bill Next Week

Senate President Karen Spilka indicated Monday that the Senate will take up its version of a major housing policy and borrowing bill next week, but she declined to give any indication whether her chamber will include in its bill the local-option transfer tax that Gov. Maura Healey proposed but was left out of the bill passed by the House.

Transfer Tax Options Still in Play on Beacon Hill

Transfer Tax Options Still in Play on Beacon Hill

Supporters of transfer fees on property transactions to raise money for housing have a huge barrier to overcome now that top House Democrats have made clear they do not support the idea, but they still have the governor on their side and there are a few routes that they could take in the state legislature.

Mass. Economists Eye Signs of Softening

Mass. Economists Eye Signs of Softening

The economists at MassBenchmarks are taking a more dim view of the state’s economy almost halfway through 2024 and said Thursday that a recent slowdown in growth revives questions of whether the economy is headed for a recession or a soft landing.