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Senate GOP Leader OK with Use of Trigger Cuts in Budget

In an interview with Capital Public Radio, Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff said he's not a fan of the governor's tax proposal - but he doesn't object to planning budget cuts ahead of time in case the tax fails at the polls.

"I think it is fair to say, this is how I would cut," said Huff. "Just understand that Republicans disagree with how - if we were the majority party, you would see a different priority in government - what you would fund, what you would cut."

He said Senate Republicans would rather focus on a program's "performance" and make each program justify its existence to keep its funding.

Huff also said he doesn't support keeping the eleven billion dollar water bond on the November ballot in its current form. Instead, he wants to pare it down or push it back to a future election.

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