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FED TAX LAW'S IMPACTS TO BE DISCUSSED AT JAN. 23 HEARING

In the hours before Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his State of the State address, lawmakers from Lexington and Brockton will convene experts to discuss the new federal tax law's impact on Massachusetts.

Rep. Jay Kaufman and Sen. Michael Brady, both Democrats and co-chairmen of the Revenue Committee, want to hear how the tax law will affect residents, municipalities and the state as a whole, and learn about "creative ways in which the Commonwealth might respond to counteract any ill-effects of the federal changes," they said in an advisory.


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