By: David Greene and Sylvia Poggioli
September 27, 2011
The Greek government hoped to pass a new tax law in Parliament on Tuesday, despite wide opposition to the move by a Greek public already suffering under a policy of strict austerity. Ministers said the new property tax, which would be added to people's electricity bills, was needed to persuade the IMF and EU to release more bailout funds to prop up the Greek economy.
Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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