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Either, Or

Jun 15, 2016
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The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee took testimony Wednesday on a different idea from Republican Senator Rick Ward, making businesses choose which tax credits to give up.

"For that small group of businesses out there that receive the Industrial Tax Exemption along with the Inventory Tax Credit," explains Ward, "this bill [SB 10] seeks to really allow them to take one or the other.” 


A Matter of Trust

Jun 15, 2016
Sue Lincoln

While the Senate was hoping for more revenue-raising bills to work on this week, the House took Tuesday off – though it appears lawmakers are getting back to work today. This morning, Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs will be doing the few bills they have received from the House, including amending and voting on HB 2, the Capital Outlay bill.

Sue Lincoln

The State Capitol was quiet Tuesday morning. The House is taking the day off. But, there’s still a price tag attached for taxpayers.

"Legislators are paid a per diem amount for every session day. It’s $157 a day," says House Clerk Butch Speer. 


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Certain conservative lawmakers had their last hope for a magical pot of budget-saving money dashed Monday, when Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne updated the Joint Budget Committee on state contracts.

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The Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs committee met this morning, but they could not yet act on the revenue bills sent over by the House, since those bills have yet to be officially referred to the committee by the Senate. They did, however, take public testimony on them, including the Capital Outlay budget, HB 2.

Angela Lorio is a citizen who has been a regular speaker during this year’s session, primarily advocating for disabled children. She had quite a bit to say about the state construction bill.

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