House:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (Informal)
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (No Calendar)

Baker, Dems Remain Apart on Tax Holiday, ARPA Spending

Gov. Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and House Speaker Ron Mariano field questions from reporters Monday afternoon in their first joint media availability since early 2020. The trio, along with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, met with budget personnel and other top lawmakers over coffee and pastries in the historic Senate Reading Room before opening the doors to reporters. [Sam Doran/SHNS]

Gov. Charlie Baker sat down face-to-face with the House speaker and the Senate president for the first time in over a year on Monday, but had no more luck in person than he's had virtually in trying to convince Democratic leaders that a two-month sales tax holiday and rapid deployment of federal aid are needed.

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