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TAX INCREASE
(2007-02-14)
(wgvu) - SENATE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE COMMITTED TO GOVERNOR GRANHOLM'S STRATEGY TO INVEST MORE DOLLARS IN THE STATE. BUT THEY SAY THEY'RE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE TO EXECUTE IT. THE TRICKIEST PART WILL BE GETTING APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN TO TAX SOME SERVICES LIKE HAIRCUTS AND DRY-CLEANING. SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE SAID ACCOMPANYING CUTS DON'T GO FAR ENOUGH. AND THERE'S ALSO SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE TAX ON SERVICES BUSINESSES PROVIDE TO OTHER BUSINESSES.
SENATE MINORITY FLOOR LEADER BUZZ THOMAS SAYS HIS CAUCUS IS WILLING TO LOOK AT ADDING EXEMPTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL. SERVICES LIKE HEALTH CARE ARE ALREADY EXEMPT.
SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY IT WILL TAKE A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS TO MEET THE GOVERNOR'S APRIL FIRST DEADLINE.
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