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STATE BUDGET
(2007-09-12)
(wgvu) - THE STATE HOUSE COULD TAKE A LONG-AWAITED
VOTE FRIDAY ON RAISING TAXES TO HELP CLOSE A 1.7 BILLION-DOLLAR
DEFICIT IN THE STATE BUDGET THAT TAKES EFFECT NEXT MONTH.
DEMOCRATIC HOUSE SPEAKER ANDY DILLON SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT A
STRAIGHT PARTY-LINE VOTE FOR A TAX INCREASE.
DEMOCRATS HOLD A 58-52 MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE, AND MINORITY
LEADER CRAIG DEROCHE SAYS THERE ARE NO GOP VOTES FOR HIGHER TAXES.
IT'S LIKELY THE HOUSE WILL VOTE TO RAISE THE STATE INCOME TAX
FROM 3.9 PERCENT TO 4.4 OR 4.6 PERCENT AND EXTEND THE 6 PERCENT
SALES TAX TO SOME SERVICES.
THE REPUBLICANS WHO CONTROL THE STATE SENATE HAVE SAID IT'S THE
HOUSE'S JOB TO INITIATE ANY TAX INCREASE.

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