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Wide gulf on taxes or close to a deal?

Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On June 19, 2013 @ 10:00 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

It’s hard to know what to make of the news trickling out of the back rooms where House and Senate leaders are working on a tax cut deal. And yes, it’s about cutting taxes now, not reforming the tax code.

House Speaker Thom Tillis told the News & Observer [1] that the two sides must “breach a philosophical divide,” which doesn’t sound like they are close to an agreement.

But the last line of a story by NC Capitol at WRAL.com [2] says that Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger believe a deal could be done this week. That’s not much time for philosophical divide breaching.

There are also whispers in the legislative halls that some folks are pushing for a bare bones budget deal now and a special session on taxes in a few weeks.


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[1] told the News & Observer: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/tillis_says_philosophical_divide_separates_house_senate_on_taxes

[2] by NC Capitol at WRAL.com: http://www.wral.com/house-senate-leaders-working-to-hammer-out-tax-deal/12566062/

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