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Opinion | New taxes for Mass.?

Manage money from previous tax hikes first

There they go again, the hordes of tax-hike advocates, spreading out across the Commonwealth to urge support for Governor Patrick’s $1.9 billion tax package.

I’ve met these kinds of advocates on the tax trail before, beginning in 1980 with their opposition to property tax limits in Proposition 2½. Today, though, I offer “institutional memory” on just the income tax.

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