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Patrick expected to seek increased income tax

Broad-based levy vital to transit, education plans

Governor Deval Patrick is set to propose an ­increase in the state income tax as part of a multi­pronged plan to raise new revenue for transportation and education, said a person with direct knowledge of the governor’s plan.

Patrick is expected to unveil the plan, at least in part, in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech Wednesday night. Many in and around state government said he is targeting the income tax because it is the only tax that would bring in enough money to fund his ambitious transportation and education agendas.

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