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No on Taxes, Yes on Spending?

Geoffrey Segal
February 3, 2004, 7:51pm

It seems that some Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates want the best of both worlds. While preaching smaller government and fighting a propsed $1 billion tax hike, a collection of about 50 House Republicans submitted individual budget amendments last month seeking a whopping $3.8 billion in added state spending! The delegates put in requests to fund pet projects at the same time many of them were giving Gov. Mark R. Warner tongue-lashings for trying to raise about a billion in new revenue through higher and restructured taxes.


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