Gov. Deval Patrick is rallying activists to lobby for the major income tax increase he’s proposed instead of settling for the lesser revenues of the legislature’s gas and cigarette tax hikes.
New Hampshire’s House is considering raising the tobacco tax 20 cents — a dime less than Gov. Maggie Hassan counted on in her budget.
Experts say the average middle-class family stands to take a tax-hike hit of more than $2,000 if we go over the fiscal cliff.