(Easthampton, MA) — Democratic state senate candidates David Bartley and Michael Tautznik have squared off in a televised debate in Easthampton. The two agreed on much, but disagreed when it came to certain taxes. Holyoke city councilor Bartley said chaining the gas tax to inflation was a bad idea. He also opposed restoring tolls to the Western part of the MassPike, saying it amounts to a gift to Boston. Easthampton mayor Tautznik disagreed, saying the gas tax and the MassPike tolls are needed for rebuilding the state’s infrastructure. The two are running in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Hampden seat recently vacated by Michael Knapik.
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