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Walker to Release Tax Plan Before Exiting Office

Walker to Release Tax Plan Before Exiting Office

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Just weeks before she leaves office, Governor Walker has announced she'll be dropping a political bombshell of a tax overhaul proposal.

Walker isn't being specific about what she'll end up recommending, but says it's going to be -- QUOTE -- "politically very sensitive."

Walker says it's going to be out later this month, and she hopes it will make a difference even after Governor-elect Jon Huntsman Junior takes office in early January.

It's been no secret that Walker was planning a big tax change, but Huntsman says he didn't expect it now.

He vowed on the campaign trail to examine the state's antiquated tax system, and says he plans to phase out the sales tax on store-bought food.

A Huntsman spokesman says the administration will have to wait and see what Walker proposes before they decide to sign on.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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