Citing huge growth in the cost of state health and social programs, Governor Deval Patrick’s top budget official said today that he will offer “modest and limited new revenue proposals” for next year’s budget. Jay Gonzalez, secretary of administration and finance, would not specify whether those would mean taxes, fees, or some other new revenue source. He said they would be a small part of the state’s approach to fixing a budget hole, but he would not rule out higher taxes as part of that fix.
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