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Stop tax breaks, except for gambling?



Storms_2Geller_2 Senate Democratic Leader Steve Geller had just finished explaining why he opposed $500 million in budget cuts on Thursday. He said Republican leadership had focused only on cutting without looking into raising some tax revenue, like getting rid of some tax breaks. That got Sen. Ronda Storms got "fired up," she said.

The Brandon Republican pointed out that Sen. Geller had only hours earlier sponsored a bill in a finance committee to give tax breaks to slot machines.

"This morning the minority party offered the slot machine relief act," Storms said. "So put that in your peace pipe and smoke it." Listen to her speech here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:16pm]


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