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SOURCE: BROAD-BASED TAX HIKES NOT PART OF HOUSE BUDGET PLANS

House Speaker Robert DeLeo does not plan to include any increases sales or income taxes in the House's version of Gov. Charlie Baker's $40.5 billion budget, according to a House source.

The dismissal of increases in those major tax revenue sources does not foreclose consideration of other taxes, such as Baker's plan to tax short-term rentals or his proposal to begin assessing some employers to help cover the rising costs of the state's MassHealth program.


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