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States Consider Increasing Taxes for the Poor and Cutting Them for the Affluent

Republican Gov. Paul LePage delivers his inauguration address after taking the oath of office for his second term, Wednesday,
Republican Gov. Paul LePage delivers his inauguration address after taking the oath of office for his second term, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A number of Republican-led states are considering tax changes that in many cases would have the effect of cutting taxes on the rich and raising them on the poor.

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