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WEALTH SURTAX ADVANCES TO NEXT SESSION ON 147-48 VOTE

Sen. Jason Lewis, standing outside the House Chamber on Wednesday with fellow surtax sponsor Rep. James O'Day, said Massachusetts' economic future is hurt by "tremendous unmet needs." [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

The Legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor on Wednesday of amending the state constitution to raise income taxes on the wealthy, a first step toward a new tax that supporters say could generate as much as $2 billion in new revenue to spend on transportation and education.

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