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DeLeo, Murray back repeal of tech tax

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray said today that they will join Governor Deval Patrick in supporting the repeal of a controversial new tax on computer software services.

The backing of all three major players on Beacon Hill all but ensures that the tax, which was just enacted in July, will be wiped off the books within weeks, delivering a major victory to technology executives who lobbied hard against it, arguing it would be a stain on the state’s reputation as a haven of innovation.

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