Lawmakers Debate how Much Tax Relief is Too Much

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Senate sponsor of one of the governor's main economic priorities says he won't sign on to the newest version after it was flogged with various tax breaks. Republican John Griesheimer of Washington handled the bill through the Senate. He says lawmakers attempted to put too much into one bill. The bill started as an expansion of a tax incentive for businesses that provide health care and pay at least the county's average way. By the time it cleared both chambers, the bill ballooned to cover everything from ticket scalping to alternative fuels. Lawmakers from the House and Senate met this afternoon to try work out their differences. But Griesheimer says that version won't clear the Senate.

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