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Republican Leaders Say Tax Package Off the Table

May 9, 2003
By: Missy Shelton
State Capital Bureau

The legislature's work on the budget is done but lawmakers don't know if it's a done deal.

Missy Shelton reports.

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The uncertainty stems from governor Bob Holden...

The governor says he's still reviewing the budget plan and can't say for sure whether he'll veto or sign it.

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As for new revenue, Republican lawmakers say they plan to move forward with a bill that would bring in about 150 million dollars.

The proposal would close some corporate tax loopholes.

Republican leaders in the House say large tax packages that would require voter approval are not an option.

House Speaker Catherine Hanaway.

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Democratic Governor Bob Holden had pushed a budget that depended on voter-approved tax increases to diminish the cuts to education and social services.

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