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Governor Patrick calls for ending new tech tax

Governor Deval Patrick abruptly changed course Tuesday and said he no longer supports a controversial new tax on computer software services that has triggered a fierce backlash from the state’s technology community and spawned numerous attempts to repeal it.

While mostly silent in the weeks since the tax was adopted by the state Legislature, Patrick said Tuesday that after hearing complaints about it directly from technology executives, he concluded the new tax had become “a serious blot.”

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