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Republican Governors Buck Party Line On Raising Taxes - NYTimes.com

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senateat the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder used his State of the State address to keep alive legislation that would update Michigan's civil rights law to provide protections for gays. But the new Legislature with expanded Republican majorities is not interested, leaving advocates to eye a 2016 ballot initiative. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Republican governors across the nation are proposing tax increases — and backing off pledges to cut taxes — as they strike a decidedly un-Republican pose in the face of budget shortfalls and pent-up demands from constituents after years of budget cuts.

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