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Gov. Deval Patrick (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

New Taxes And Tax Hikes Included In Governor’s Budget Plan

Gov. Deval Patrick will propose hiking the Massachusetts cigarette tax by 50 cents per pack as part of a plan to raise $260 million in new revenues for the state budget, the administration said Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/21/2012

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Stores Break State Laws By Refusing To Accept Bottle Returns

Under state law, retailers are obligated to take back deposit containers of the same size, type and brand that they sell, and refund the full nickel deposit.