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Opinion

July 11, 2013

Tax man taking another bite

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The business-as-usual approach is tapping citizens for a few more bucks here, a few more bucks there. The harder way is to look at how tax money is being spent, tightening the belt, reducing waste, getting rid of obsolete programs, and reprioritizing how money gets spent. Residents and private businesses are forced to make those decisions every day. Our state lawmakers need to see to it that our state government lives by the same rules.

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