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House approves tax reformThe House committee approved a tax reform supported by business interests.The House Fiscal Policy and Resource Committee led by Rep. Rob Wallace, R-Tampa, passed a bill creating a Sales Tax Exemption Study Commission. The committee is designed to study each tax exemption for the next three years.


Massachusetts governor drops out of raceGov. Jane Swift dropped out of the governor’s race on Tuesday. Swift bowed out of the running rather than fight for the Republican nomination. against Mitt Romney.”Having said early on th e time with family was nonnegotiable something had to give,” Swift said. Sources:,

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