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April 4, 2013

Governor skeptical of new tax plan


A spokeswoman for UMass President Robert Caret on Wednesday said it was too early to say whether tuition increases were back on the table.

“We don’t have anything to really discuss until we see the House and Senate budgets and those go through the conference. We have to wait and see,” spokeswoman Ann Scales said.

Asked about Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Brian Dempsey ruling out additional new revenue for education in the budget, Scales said, “We have to see how they use existing revenue to support higher education. This is the beginning of the process and the decision to raise tuition and fees is not a decision that’s before us right now.”

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