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As Cahill’s trial nears climax, Coakley faces questions

On July 1, 2009, as part of a deal in which he agreed to a legislative plan for a 25 percent increase in the state sales tax rate, Governor Deval Patrick signed a new ethics law he had urged the House and Senate to pass.

Among those standing behind him on the Grand Staircase at the State House were Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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