GOP’s Baker Backing Away From ‘No New Tax’ Pledge, Vows To Show More Personality

September 5, 2013 8:34 PM
GOP’s Baker Backing Away From ‘No New Tax’ Pledge, Vows To Show More Personality
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" SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — Republican Charles Baker is vowing he’ll be the taxpayer’s “best friend” if elected governor, even as he backed away from the “no new taxes” pledge he signed during his first gubernatorial campaign.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports

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Baker spoke to reporters Thursday outside his Swampscott home a day after formally announcing his candidacy in the 2014 race.

The former head of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care said Massachusetts should ditch a new sales tax on computer and software services and repeal a law automatically linking future gas tax hikes to increases in inflation "

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