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Business leaders look to preempt move to suspend tax breaks

Denver business leaders are predictably pushed back this week against Gov. Bill Ritter's latest budget-cutting plan. Ritter has proposed adding $131.8 million to revenues by suspending business tax exemptions. The move would generate a little more than 10 percent of the estimated $1.02 billion missing in the budget. Ritter unveiled the budget-cut proposal on Friday. Metro Chamber of Commerce business executives voiced their opposition at a meeting Tuesday at the state capitol.