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Mar 11 2013
Widmer expressed concerns that parts of the governor’s tax plan may hurt those it seeks to help. “Many of these 44 personal income tax exemptions . . . are beneficial to lower-income and middle-income people,” he said. “You’re investing in higher education appropriately, but on the other hand the state would now tax scholarships. It gives with one hand and takes away with the other.”
Jul 19 2010
"We just got whacked," said Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, one of several watchdog groups that have been lobbying for this kind of change. "When you look at long-term state finances this is a major reform."