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July 8, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The Massachusetts Legislature enacted the largest tax hike in state history, a $1.3-billion combination of income, sales and gasoline levies designed to revive the flagging "miracle" touted by Gov. Michael S. Dukakis in 1988. The measure was enacted on an 80-75 vote in the House before winning final approval in the Senate by a 20-16 margin. It heads to the desk of Dukakis, an ardent supporter who aides said may sign the measure during the weekend. The final votes, which came shortly before 4 a.
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July 8, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The Massachusetts Legislature enacted the largest tax hike in state history, a $1.3-billion combination of income, sales and gasoline levies designed to revive the flagging "miracle" touted by Gov. Michael S. Dukakis in 1988. The measure was enacted on an 80-75 vote in the House before winning final approval in the Senate by a 20-16 margin. It heads to the desk of Dukakis, an ardent supporter who aides said may sign the measure during the weekend. The final votes, which came shortly before 4 a.
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December 29, 2002 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
Struggling through their worst financial crisis in half a century, states are freeing prisoners, closing libraries, hiking college tuition, even halting prosecution of abusive spouses as legislators scramble to plug budget gaps that seem to widen by the day.
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August 13, 2004 | Maura Reynolds and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry campaigned across Greater Los Angeles on Thursday, the challenger trying to solidify his lead in Democratic-leaning California while the incumbent hoped to close the gap as he basked in the glow of Republican icons -- Nancy Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The president received a much-desired endorsement from President Reagan's widow outside her Bel-Air home, then traded friendly quips with the California governor at a Santa Monica fundraiser.
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