Since 1998, the Com­mon­wealth has reduced per­sonal and cor­po­rate income tax rates, costing the state $2.5 bil­lion a year — leaving little to pay cur­rent bills or deal with $80 bil­lion in past unfunded lia­bil­i­ties, let alone make crit­ical edu­ca­tion and trans­porta­tion invest­ments for our future. Yet with the public demanding reform before rev­enue, the gov­ernor and Leg­is­la­ture have been hes­i­tant to increase taxes.

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