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State News: Governor Baker Alone with Optimsim Over Airbnb Bill

12.4.18

Lawmakers last week breathed new life into a consumer credit protection bill that was left unfinished when formal legislative business ended in July, but the near-term prospects for a home rental regulation bill that also came up short in July appear less bright.

Lawmakers on Beacon Hill have been struggling for years to develop a system to tax and regulate short-term rentals through websites like Airbnb. The House and Senate each passed competing proposals this session and entered into negotiations on a compromise in April. An agreement was struck during the final days of formal business, and Gov. Charlie Baker returned the bill with an amendment that still has not been taken up.

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