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House retools Patrick budget

Rejects closing tax loopholes

'Any temptation out there to fatten that bottom line, while at the same time putting a drag on our economy, this budget was able to avoid,' Representative Robert A. DeLeo said yesterday. "Any temptation out there to fatten that bottom line, while at the same time putting a drag on our economy, this budget was able to avoid," Representative Robert A. DeLeo said yesterday. (BILL GREENE/GLOBE STAFF)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / April 12, 2007

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The House eliminated or scaled back many of Governor Deval Patrick's signature budget initiatives in a spending plan released yesterday that relies heavily on reserves to cover the state's budget gap, instead of closing so-called corporate tax loopholes. (Full article: 1081 words)

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