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The Massachusetts minimum wage rises Jan. 1 to a highest-in-the-nation $10 an hour and the state income tax will simultaneously fall to 5.1 percent from 5.15 percent, delivering tax relief to workers while putting a dent in state revenues at a time when collections are growing modestly. Meanwhile, thousands of bills filed in January 2015 when the Legislature opened its two-year session will remain in place in the new year thanks to a "carryover" reform that is marking its 20-year anniversary.

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