Massachusetts State Politics http://wamc.org en Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-patricks-tax-plan-meets-mixed-reviews <p>BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are giving mixed reviews to Gov. Deval Patrick's call to hike the state's income tax while also cutting the sales tax.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:54:24 +0000 Associated Press 55913 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews Massachusetts Governor Patrick calls for income tax hike in State of the Commonwealth Address http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-governor-patrick-calls-income-tax-hike-state-commonwealth-address <p>BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has asked the Legislature for a $1.9 billion in new taxes to support major new spending on transportation and education.<br><br>In his annual state of the state address to a joint session of the Legislature, Patrick called for hiking the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while doubling the personal exemption for all taxpayers and eliminating dozens of itemized deductions. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:56:37 +0000 Associated Press 55912 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Governor Patrick calls for income tax hike in State of the Commonwealth Address Massachusetts Senate Candidates Spare No Attacks In First Debate http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-senate-candidates-spare-no-attacks-first-debate <p>After sparring at a distance for almost a year through campaign events and advertising, the two candidates for US Senate in Massachusetts met &nbsp;face to face Thursday night. No attacks were spared in the hour long broadcast debate.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48394 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Senate Candidates Spare No Attacks In First Debate Northeast Report – Glen Johnson of Boston.com http://wamc.org/post/northeast-report-glen-johnson-bostoncom <p>Former Massachusetts treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on public corruption charges related to advertisements promoting the state lottery that ran during his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2010.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:02:02 +0000 Patrick Donges 35981 at http://wamc.org