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Sales tax increase gaining traction in state Senate

''I would rather do the sales tax than any of those other taxes, especially the gas tax,'' Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said yesterday. ''I would rather do the sales tax than any of those other taxes, especially the gas tax,'' Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said yesterday. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / May 14, 2009

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Sentiment in the state Senate quickly grew yesterday in favor of a sales tax increase to combat falling revenues and deep budget cuts, possibly paving the way for a hike to match the increase from 5 to 6.25 percent approved earlier this month in the House. (Full article: 1056 words)

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