For the second consecutive year, Massachusetts will not be celebrating a 'Tax Free Holiday.'

Lawmakers in the Bay State have opted out of giving consumers a weekend in August without having to pay sales tax. According to WBZ in Boston, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg had indicated the sales tax holiday was not on their agenda after Mass. Governor Charlie Baker tried to breathe life back into the issue last week by filing his own sales tax holiday legislation.

Retailers are hoping for a sales tax holiday weekend next year.

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