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GRANHOLM-TAXES
(2007-12-06)
(wgvu) - GOVERNOR GRANHOLM SAYS SHE'LL NEVER RAISE
TAXES AGAIN TO DEAL WITH A BUDGET SHORTFALLS.
THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHE'LL BE
LOOKING AT CUTS AND REFORMS TO DEAL WITH THE BUDGET DURING HER
REMAINING THREE YEARS IN OFFICE.
AN INCOME TAX INCREASE WAS PART OF A DEAL TO CLOSE A 1.75
BILLION-DOLLAR DEFICIT IN THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT
BEGAN OCTOBER 1ST.
THE GRANHOLM ADMINISTRATION STILL IS ASKING FOR FEE INCREASES TO
HELP FUND THE STATE DEPARTMENTS OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY.
LAWMAKERS HAVE AGREED TO TAKE UP THE PROPOSALS NEXT MONTH.
GRANHOLM SAYS THE BUDGET STRUCTURE NOW IS ON MUCH MORE STABLE
FOOTING BECAUSE TAXES WERE RAISED.

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