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As legislators struggle with human services cuts, are tax hikes coming?

Besides living with a sense of panic and staying up at night worrying, Marina Derman has been in advocacy mode lately, trying to convince lawmakers to salvage the program she says saved her family from crisis. She’s one of many people waiting for a resolution to the next state budget. Many legislators have criticized the deep cuts to health care and social services in the governor’s proposed spending plan, but it’s not yet clear how they plan to address the looming $1.3 billion deficit while avoiding cuts some have called untenable.