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Souki, Kim take different tones on new taxes

The Senate president calls for a hold; the House leader is open

By Derrick DePledge / B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 17, 2013

~~<p>State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim said Wednesday that despite anticipating a better economy, lawmakers should not impose new tax burdens on residents or reflexively expand state programs.</p>
<p>House Speaker Joseph Souki said the state must generate new revenue if legislators want to restore the social safety net, improve public education and repair infrastructure.</p>
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State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim said Wednesday that despite anticipating a better economy, lawmakers should not impose new tax burdens on residents or reflexively expand state programs.

House Speaker Joseph Souki said the state must generate new revenue if legislators want to restore the social safety net, improve public education and repair infrastructure. Login for more...



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