"Governor Charlie Baker, a second-term Republican who first ran more than a decade ago on calls to cut Massachusetts residents’ taxes, on Tuesday said he will pursue a wide-ranging package of tax breaks for low-income workers, renters, and seniors that could come to define his final months in office.
Baker announced the proposals during his last State of the Commonwealth address, using the widely televised speech to implore the Democratic-dominated Legislature to buy into changes he said are about “tax fairness and our competitive position” as a state.
“We’ve asked the people of Massachusetts to do a lot these past few years,” Baker told hundreds who gathered at the Hynes Convention Center. “It’s time to invest in Massachusetts families, to give them back some of the tax revenue that they created through their hard work.”
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