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Spilka Says Senate Budget Won't Touch Income Taxes, But She Wants To 'Modernize' Tax Code05:17

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Lower-than-expected state tax revenues in recent months leave state budget writers with a difficult choice: spending cuts, additional taxes or both?

The Massachusetts House has approved its own state budget for the new fiscal year that totals just over $40 billion. The Massachusetts Senate begins its work on the budget today.

State Sen. Karen Spilka, a Democrat, chairs the Senate Ways and Means Committee, which releases its budget proposal later Tuesday morning.

This segment aired on May 16, 2017.


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