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Mecklenburg Republican resigns post in Senate Finance Committee

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -

A chief architect of a North Carolina tax overhaul plan that's been rejected by other Senate Republicans and Gov. Pat McCrory says he's resigned as co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, wrote Thursday to Senate leader Phil Berger saying he had submitted his resignation as chairman effective earlier this week.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter, in which Rucho says he and Berger have a "fundamental disagreement" on the most effective model of tax reform and how to manage the legislation.

Rucho co-authored a plan that would greatly expand the services subject to the sales tax while lowering income and corporate tax rates.

But McCrory said he preferred a plan by House Republicans, and Berger offered an alternative to Rucho's plan.

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