State Senate Passes Its Version Of Budget

The Massachusetts Senate is giving its  approval to a 40-billion-dollar budget for the upcoming fiscal year.   

The Senate plan includes several new taxes and fees, including a new tax  on short term rentals such as Airbnb.  

The House previously passed its  own budget package.  

Another part of the senate budget that is not included in the house version is a study of high speed rail.  That is something that has been pushed for by Senator Eric Lesser.

The details will now be worked out in a budget  conference, which Senate President Stanley Rosenberg admits will be  rough.'

(ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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