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Patrick seeks middle ground on tax hikes

Governor Deval Patrick said Tuesday that he hopes to find a middle ground between the $1.9 billion tax increase for education and transportation that he has proposed and the $500 million tax hike focused solely on transportation that House lawmakers passed on Monday night.

“There’s a number between where they are and where I am — and I mean really, exactly, between where they are and where I started — where we can make some meaningful improvements in our transportation system and take some first meaningful steps on the education side,” Patrick told reporters outside his office.

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