Republican state comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says state government is headed for a disaster if the temporary income tax is allowed to expire at the end of the year.  During campaign appearances, Topinka said there would be a "two-billion-dollar collapse" if the tax rate is allowed to drop from five-percent. 

Topinka, who's facing a challenge from Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, says she'd rather see the tax increase phased out over two years.

 

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