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Patrick to offer ‘new revenue proposals’

Increase in taxes, fees not ruled out

Citing huge growth in the cost of state health and social programs, Governor Deval Patrick’s top budget official said yesterday 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 that would entail new taxes, fees, or other revenue generators. 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.

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