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  Warner: Reality led to tax shift
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Last EditedMr. Techno  Dec 10, 2003 08:13am
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MediaNewspaper - Richmond Times-Dispatch
News DateWednesday, December 10, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionGov. Mark R. Warner said he was forced to break his no-tax-increase pledge because he had been misinformed about the gravity of the state's budget mess during his candidacy.

In effect, Warner said in an interview yesterday, he eventually chose to make good on the tax-overhaul pledge he made as a candidate in 2001 instead of the no-tax-increase vow.

Nevertheless, under his plan of raising and lowering some Virginia taxes, Warner declared that most state residents, public schools and the state's fiscal future will be winners. "Sixty-five percent of Virginians" will get tax breaks, he said.
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