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Tax plans detailed at candidate debate

TRUMBULL – The three leading Republican gubernatorial hopefuls bickered over their fiscal philosophies on Wednesday, illustrating their differences on Connecticut’s budget priorities before more than 100 high-tech business leaders. Steve Obsitnik, a Westport tech entrepreneur, held fast to his plan to create 300,000 new jobs in eight years during the event, sponsored by the Connecticut Technology Council. Party-endorsed candidate Mark Boughton, the Danbury mayor, continued his promise to end the state’s personal income tax over the next 10 years, prompting rival Tim Herbst of Trumbull to offer him a bet.

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