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Opinion

Scot Lehigh

Reforms to help solve our fiscal problems

TIME WAS, Massachusetts seemed to undergo alternating periods of fiscal famine and feast. The economy would slump, revenues would tail off, and state government would struggle through a couple of lean years. That often meant budget reductions, and sometimes spelled tax hikes.

But when recovery came, it was generally a strong one. Then revenues would come flowing in again.

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