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By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 6, 2017.....Keeping their fingers crossed that tax collection growth this fiscal year won't disintegrate as it has the last two years, lawmakers and Baker administration officials on Wednesday turned their sights to fiscal 2019 and the unknowns that could threaten state finances.

Ways and Means Chairs Sen. Karen Spilka and Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and Administration and Finance Secretary Michael Heffernan listened to forecasts for fiscal 2019 at Wednesday's consensus revenue hearing. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

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