GOP Votes To Keep Taxes

The party that usually calls for smaller taxes handily voted to keep the state income tax.

A late Thursday proposal for the party platform called for getting rid of the tax. However, delegates voted overwhelmingly against it.

Another delegate voted to eliminate the entire platform so the party could formulate one with "sound economic principles."

As the hour neared midnight, a delegate suggested that delegates were too tired to continue debating platform planks, and moved to table the platform for later in the convention. It passed easily.