On the Record: Jim Klocke

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January 31, 2013, 7:43 pm
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(NECN) - It's time to go on the record with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

One of the enduring criticisms for Massachusetts is that it's just not a friendly place for business and that it's just too expensive.

Thursday, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce released a report focusing on the problem and what they'd like the state to do about it.

Vice President Jim Klocke has the details on the report.

"The headline is that we have a corporate tax burden that's pretty uncompetitive - fifth highest in the country. What that means is that our companies pay a lot in corporate income taxes, and it's a competitive disadvantage for us. Having determined that, we then looked to see what could be done, and so we t-ed up four reforms, four long-term reforms we'd like to see the state pick up over the next few years," Klocke said.

Klocke also talks about MBTA's increased ridership and more.

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