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Patrick Looks to Raise $1 Billion in Income Taxes

Money would help pay to improve transportation system and education in the commonwealth.

Governor Deval Patrick is expected to propose $1 billion in new taxes to help pay to improve the state’s transportation system and expand early education programs, reported The Boston Globe.

Patrick is expected to announce the plan at his State of the Commonwealth speech Wednesday night.

The plan is to increase the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 5.66 percent, which would raise $1 billion. Patrick’s plan would also need to raise other taxes and fees to pay for the spending increases of $1.5 billion next year and $2 billion annually after that, according to The Globe.

What do you think of the governor's proposal? Do you support raising taxes to fund these programs?

Brian Guagnini January 16, 2013 at 05:08 PM
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY do people keep voting for this guy?! Come on, folks ... wake up & elect a new Governor!
PREDATOR January 16, 2013 at 06:14 PM
Welcome to The Progressive Era! Hold on tightly....it's gonna be rough.
JB January 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Again? What happened? It wasn't all that long ago that he raised the sales tax from 5% to 6.25% I guess our government can't be diciplined and live within a budget, so "let's just take it out on the people" is the solution....

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