Rick Perry says that as governor, Mitt Romney raised business taxes 20 percent in Massachusetts


Dec 23 2011

By Gardner Selby, Austin American Statesman / PolitiFact

Andrew Bagley, a foundation spokesman, told us in an interview that Massachusetts businesses paid $377 million more in taxes in fiscal 2007, which included several months of Romney’s last year as governor, than the $1.6 billion they were averaging annually before the recession that socked the state as Romney was sworn in during fiscal 2003. The state’s fiscal year runs from July through June.
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