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Hull tries to broaden its tax base

Officials in Hull say they hope that proposed zoning changes and an ­infusion of $1.95 million in state cash for road work will spark business development near the town’s famed Nantasket Beach and help relieve home­owners’ heavy share of the property tax burden.

“Only 4 percent of the tax base is commercial, which is incredibly ­anemic,” said Robert Fultz, the town’s director of community development and planning. By contrast, businesses pay about 11 percent of property taxes in neighboring Hingham, accord­ing to the assessor’s office there.

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