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[Coverage Developing] Uncertainty was a popular word as lawmakers and Baker administration officials huddled Wednesday to begin the process of assembling the next state budget. What will federal tax changes mean for state coffers? How might proposed ballot questions affect tax collections? Will this year's modest revenue growth hold for another year?

"As a noted New York economist, Yogi Berra, once said, 'It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future,'" Administration and Finance Secretary Michael Heffernan said in introductory remarks at the consensus revenue hearing.

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