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State officials grilled

Transportation overhaul gets scrutiny at hearing

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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:15 am

BROCKTON - State transportation officials were on the hot seat Wednesday as members of the Legislature's Ways and Means Committees fired questions about Gov. Deval Patrick's 2014 fiscal year budget proposal, asking how proposed tax hikes to pay for transportation improvements would affect citizens and the state's debt limits.

Chief among the issues during the morning budget hearing at the Massasoit Conference Center was Patrick's plan to pay for transportation improvements and maintenance with a 1 percent increase in the state income tax.

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