Gov Patrick Calls for Income Tax Hike...

Gov Patrick Calls for Income Tax Hike, Sales Tax Cut

There are 2 comments on the Go Local story from Jan 17, 2013, titled Gov Patrick Calls for Income Tax Hike, Sales Tax Cut. In it, Go Local reports that:

Governor Deval Patrick called for a 1-percent increase to the state's income tax to 6.25 percent and a cut in the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent in his State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night in order to finance the transportation and education investment plans he rolled out earlier this week.

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Jan 17, 2013
Let's be clear here:
"Governor Deval Patrick called for a 1-percent increase to the state's income tax to 6.25 percent."

That's a 19.05% increase, not a 1% increase.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Jan 19, 2013
1, Increase state income tax 19% fronm 5.25% to 6.25%.
2. Index the gasoline tax to inflation. It's currently $0.21/gal.
3. Increase public transportation fares, including tolls, by 5% every two years.
4. Increase RMV fees by 10% every 5 years.
5. Eliminate 45 personal tax exemptions, including the deduction for Social Security and railroad retirement contributions and the tuition tax deduction.
6. Reduce the sales tax from 6.25% to 4.5%.

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