Patrick said his blueprint for the fiscal year starting in July seeks to expand early education, help close the achievement gap in schools, ensure affordable health care and address violence among young people and in urban areas.
“I’m proud of this budget,” Patrick told reporters. “It’s a good budget. It’s a sensible budget.”
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Patrick opted not to revive a plan from last year’s budget proposal that sought to hike the state’s income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, coupled with a reduction in the sales tax from 6.25 percent to 4.5 percent to help pay for long-term transportation needs.
Lawmakers rejected the proposal, adopting instead a 3 cent-per-gallon hike in the gasoline tax and a $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase "
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mentoring and resources, will be unveiled on Friday afternoon, April 4, Jim Wansacz and Patrick M. O'Malley and officials from Marywood University. The Entrepreneurial Launch Pad on its campus in September 2015,Read more
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