Tax Free Weekend In Store For Massachusetts

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to approve a sales tax holiday just in time for the law to kick in this weekend. Aides say he will sign a bill that waives the 6.25 percent sales tax this Saturday and Sunday.

The provision is part of a massive $1 billion economic development package approved by the legislature in the final moments of formal session last week--but it's unclear if Baker will approve the entire plan, which includes reforms to employers' use of non-compete agreeements.

The governor signed over 50 bills into law Thursday. The pile includes extending new benefits to veterans, implementing an automatic voter registration by 2020, improving care for alzheimers patients, and expanding access to opioid treatment and recovery services.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz (@BerniceWBZ) reports

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