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Peninsula Clarion
Walker introduces bills for two of 11 special session agenda itemskey points of the omnibus tax bill — formerly House Bill 249 and now House and
Walker introduces bills for two of 11 special session agenda items
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 7 hours ago
key points of the omnibus tax bill — formerly House Bill 249 and now House and Senate bills 4001 — that was stuck in the House Finance Committee at the end of the regular session. However, the governor’s proposal to reinstitute a state income... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Ohio Senate to vote on foster care changes todayto plan and $4.5 million worth of state and federal funds to implement in 2017.
Ohio Senate to vote on foster care changes today
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 7 hours ago
to plan and $4.5 million worth of state and federal funds to implement in 2017. In the version that passed 28 to 3 in the House Finance Committee, the new price tag was $550,000 for planning purposes and $24.5 million — $9.7 million state share —... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Prison watchdog blasts administration over move to abolish agencyA majority of members would have to be present to make an inspection. State Re
Prison watchdog blasts administration over move to abolish agency
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 10 hours ago
A majority of members would have to be present to make an inspection. State Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, chairman of the House Finance Committee, said Tuesday that House and Senate leaders "feel like it's time to redefine this (agency), redirect... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
West Virginia House kills tobacco tax hike, leaving budget in lurchit was the most viable option for closing the $271 million shortfall we're faci
West Virginia House kills tobacco tax hike, leaving budget in lurch
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 18 hours ago
it was the most viable option for closing the $271 million shortfall we're facing," Espinosa said. Espinosa added that the House Finance Committee recently identified approximately $145 million in spending cuts and about $35 million in sweeps from... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio Republicans want to wipe out bipartisan prison watchdog agencyA majority of members would have to be present to make an inspection. State Re
Ohio Republicans want to wipe out bipartisan prison watchdog agency
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 23 hours ago
A majority of members would have to be present to make an inspection. State Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, chairman of the House Finance Committee, said House and Senate leaders "feel like it's time to redefine this (agency), redirect its goals and... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Legislators greet tax bill with skepticismMembers of the Alaska House Finance Committee showed a notable lack of enthusia
Legislators greet tax bill with skepticism
Juneau Empire / Posted yesterday
Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee showed a notable lack of enthusiasm Tuesday as they heard details of Gov. Bill Walker’s omnibus tax bill for the first time. House Bill 4001, nicknamed “tax-i-bus” by Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks,... Read more
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Providence Business News
Are ex-offenders one answer to closing the state's skills gap?after questions were raised about its operation following the abrupt May 3 resi
Are ex-offenders one answer to closing the state's skills gap?
Providence Business News / Posted 5 days ago
after questions were raised about its operation following the abrupt May 3 resignation from the General Assembly of former House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison, a Bristol Democrat with ties to the organization. Robert Kalaskowski, a... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WV Senate votes to increase sales tax on tobaccofund. The other bill would transfer $9 million set aside for racetrack moderniz
WV Senate votes to increase sales tax on tobacco
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 6 days ago
fund. The other bill would transfer $9 million set aside for racetrack modernization to the state general revenue fund. House Finance Committee Chairman Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, said members of the finance committee grilled representatives from... Read more
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Broomfield Enterprise
Broomfield city council hears report on legislative actionsSenate and was carried in the House by Assistant Majority Leader and the House
Broomfield city council hears report on legislative actions
Broomfield Enterprise / Posted 6 days ago
Senate and was carried in the House by Assistant Majority Leader and the House Minority Leader, but it was killed in the House Finance Committee, according to the staff update. The bill, introduced April 20, was sponsored by Rep. Dominick... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Tobacco tax increase survives amendment attempts in WV Senatetobacco tax during the regular legislative session that ended in March, but the
Tobacco tax increase survives amendment attempts in WV Senate
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 7 days ago
tobacco tax during the regular legislative session that ended in March, but the proposal died in the House of Delegates. House Finance Committee Chairman Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, said earlier in the week he thought a 45-cent tax increase would... Read more
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The Maui News
Organic tax credit sprouts like weedthe following Tuesday, March 22. The Energy and Environmental Protection Commit
Organic tax credit sprouts like weed
The Maui News / Posted 7 days ago
the following Tuesday, March 22. The Energy and Environmental Protection Committee passed it out, and it went over to the House Finance Committee. Notice of the Finance hearing was posted on Wednesday, March 30, and the hearing was on Friday, May... Read more
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Weirton Daily Times
McGeehan continues tax oppositionthat if we don't have enough revenue in the state, we need to find a way to rig
McGeehan continues tax opposition
Weirton Daily Times / Posted 7 days ago
that if we don't have enough revenue in the state, we need to find a way to right-size the government," Zatezalo said. The House Finance Committee is working on a response to the governor but has no fixed timetable, he said. The Legislature must... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Back at it: WV House considers budgetthat if we don't have enough revenue in the state, we need to find a way to rig
Back at it: WV House considers budget
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 7 days ago
that if we don't have enough revenue in the state, we need to find a way to right-size the government," Zatezalo said. The House Finance Committee is working on a response to the governor but has no fixed timetable, he said. The legislature must... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
W.Va. lawmakers explore budget options2016-2017 fiscal year. By law, the state has to passed a balanced budget. Dele
W.Va. lawmakers explore budget options
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
2016-2017 fiscal year. By law, the state has to passed a balanced budget. Delegate Bill Anderson, R-Wood, serves on the House Finance Committee. They were in meetings all day Tuesday, starting at 9 a.m. Anderson said Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Lawmakers approve cheaper Anchorage LIOfor it. The state capital budget has $12.5 million for the building and has pa
Lawmakers approve cheaper Anchorage LIO
Juneau Empire / Posted 7 days ago
for it. The state capital budget has $12.5 million for the building and has passed the Senate. It was being debated in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday and could face a House vote as early as Wednesday. The purchase of the Wells Fargo... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Teacher, state worker raises included in House budget billthe $30 million for the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund approved in the 2015-
Teacher, state worker raises included in House budget bill
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 8 days ago
the $30 million for the Film and Entertainment Grant Fund approved in the 2015-16 budget bill. The bill was sent to the House Finance Committee, which meets Tuesday morning at 8:30am. Once approved there, the bill would move on to the House... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Foster care emancipation expansion may be nearto plan and $4.5 million worth of state and federal funds to implement in 2017.
Foster care emancipation expansion may be near
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 12 days ago
to plan and $4.5 million worth of state and federal funds to implement in 2017. In the version that passed 28 to 3 in the House Finance Committee, the new price tag was $550,000 for planning purposes and $24.5 million — $9.7 million state share —... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Lottery officials push back against daily fantasy sportsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Lottery officials have sent a letter to th
Lottery officials push back against daily fantasy sports
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 12 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island Lottery officials have sent a letter to the House Finance Committee arguing that regulation of daily fantasy sports would violate the state's constitution. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1On90LW )... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
House Finance Committees meets on line item vetoBy: Thomas Blacke tblacke@abc6.com Providence, RI - The House Finance Committ
House Finance Committees meets on line item veto
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 12 days ago
By: Thomas Blacke tblacke@abc6.com Providence, RI - The House Finance Committee held a hearing Thursday night on legislation to allow line item vetoes. The legislation, introduced by Republican House Minority Leader Brian Newberry, had the support... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Governor backs GOP plan to give her office more veto powerto give the Rhode Island governor more veto authority to control state spending
Governor backs GOP plan to give her office more veto power
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
to give the Rhode Island governor more veto authority to control state spending. Raimondo sent a letter Thursday to the House Finance Committee. Her support came before a hearing on legislation that would ask voters to approve a constitutional... Read more
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Providence Business News
Report warns lawmakers against raising estate tax exemptioninequality. Rhode Island state lawmakers last year raised the estate tax exemp
Report warns lawmakers against raising estate tax exemption
Providence Business News / Posted 14 days ago
inequality. Rhode Island state lawmakers last year raised the estate tax exemption from $921,655 to $1.5 million, and the House Finance Committee is currently considering new legislation that would raise the threshold again to $2 million. The... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Rhode Island considers imposing taxes on online salesHopkinton Democrat, says Rhode Island loses more than $30 million a year becaus
Rhode Island considers imposing taxes on online sales
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 17 days ago
Hopkinton Democrat, says Rhode Island loses more than $30 million a year because it can't tax out-of-state retailers. The House Finance Committee held a hearing on the bill last week. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1992 that states can't impose... Read more
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Island Packet
Rhode Island considers imposing taxes on online sales"Amazon tax" that led the Internet e-commerce giant to sever its ties with its
Rhode Island considers imposing taxes on online sales
Island Packet / Posted 17 days ago
"Amazon tax" that led the Internet e-commerce giant to sever its ties with its business affiliates in Rhode Island. The House Finance Committee held hearings on both bills last week. States around the country have long sought to get Amazon and... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Lawmakers OK controversial strategy to address overcrowding at state jailsare awaiting trial. "The courts are putting all these folks in the prison sett
Lawmakers OK controversial strategy to address overcrowding at state jails
Hawaii News Now / Posted 18 days ago
are awaiting trial. "The courts are putting all these folks in the prison setting, but these folks are not convicted," House Finance Committee Chairwoman Sylvia Luke said. "Some of these folks may not end up in jail, but we are putting them in... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Lawmakers wrap up session with big wins for schools, homelessnessto be readily available and flexible to deal with those issues right away," sai
Lawmakers wrap up session with big wins for schools, homelessness
Hawaii News Now / Posted 19 days ago
to be readily available and flexible to deal with those issues right away," said state Rep. Sylvia Luke, chairwoman of the House Finance Committee. Luke says the immediate infusion of funding is clearly needed, not only to combat homelessness in... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Mining tax increase gets hearing in House FinanceThe Alaska House Finance Committee has begun considering a 1 percent tax hike o
Mining tax increase gets hearing in House Finance
Juneau Empire / Posted 20 days ago
The Alaska House Finance Committee has begun considering a 1 percent tax hike on the state’s most profitable mining operations. House Bill 253 is one of several measures proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to address the state’s $4 billion annual... Read more
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Alaska Public
Legislature making little public progressWithout this bill, work on other major bills won’t happen. Lori: Is there anyt
Legislature making little public progress
Alaska Public / Posted 20 days ago
Without this bill, work on other major bills won’t happen. Lori: Is there anything else happening? Some minor things. The House Finance Committee has heard bills that would raise taxes on commercial fishing, and mining. But not much else. There’s... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gallison resignation prompts talk of ethics reformgroup is talking ethics reform amidst yet another Rhode Island State House scan
Gallison resignation prompts talk of ethics reform
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 21 days ago
group is talking ethics reform amidst yet another Rhode Island State House scandal. Former State Representative and House Finance Committee Chairman Ray Gallison resigned Tuesday and is at the center of an FBI probe. Common Cause Rhode... Read more
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The Maui News
Much ado about nothing – Hawaii Legislature Editionthey "have amended this measure by deleting its substantive contents while stak
Much ado about nothing – Hawaii Legislature Edition
The Maui News / Posted 21 days ago
they "have amended this measure by deleting its substantive contents while stakeholders work out their differences." The House Finance Committee, to which the bill went next, published notice of hearing the bill on the same day the bill was... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Fisheries tax gets hearing; mining tax nextThe Alaska House Finance Committee has begun holding hearings on a series of ta
Fisheries tax gets hearing; mining tax next
Juneau Empire / Posted 21 days ago
The Alaska House Finance Committee has begun holding hearings on a series of tax increases proposed by Gov. Bill Walker. On Tuesday, the committee heard a proposed increase in the state’s fisheries tax; on Wednesday, the committee is expected to... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Kasich proposes tax exemption for Nationwide Arenameasures and higher education reforms. State Budget Director Tim Keen laid out
Kasich proposes tax exemption for Nationwide Arena
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
measures and higher education reforms. State Budget Director Tim Keen laid out the new budget bill Tuesday before the House Finance Committee. Keen said the measure provides the tax exemption even if the arena is leased to a private... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Mattiello: Lawmaker resigned amid federal probePROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the resignation of Rhode Island House Fin
Mattiello: Lawmaker resigned amid federal probe
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 22 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Latest on the resignation of Rhode Island House Finance Committee Chairman Raymond Gallison (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has told the House that Finance Committee Chairman... Read more
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Providence Business News
House Finance Chair Gallison resignstroubles come at a critical time for the governor, whose proposed 2017 budget i
House Finance Chair Gallison resigns
Providence Business News / Posted 22 days ago
troubles come at a critical time for the governor, whose proposed 2017 budget is entering the phase during which the House Finance Committee conducts its review. For the budget to pass the Finance Committee is a key step toward passing the... Read more
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Boston Globe
House finance committee chair quits amid budget talksPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The chairman of Rhode Island’s powerful House finance c
House finance committee chair quits amid budget talks
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The chairman of Rhode Island’s powerful House finance committee has resigned, but his lawyer wouldn’t say why even as Gov. Gina Raimondo suggested there was trouble and referred questions about him to state police. Democratic... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Chairman of House finance committee resignsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The chairman of the powerful House finance committee ha
Chairman of House finance committee resigns
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 22 days ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The chairman of the powerful House finance committee has resigned, but his lawyer won't say why. Anthony Traini (TRAY'-nee), a lawyer for Democratic Rep. Raymond Gallison, said Tuesday that Gallison has resigned his seat and... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House begins digging into crime bill; debates to continue Tuesdaylater vote, one restored a study on “social impact bonds” supported by the Hous
House begins digging into crime bill; debates to continue Tuesday
Juneau Empire / Posted 22 days ago
later vote, one restored a study on “social impact bonds” supported by the House Judiciary Committee but rejected by the House Finance Committee, and three incorporated the text of separate House bills into the criminal justice measure. The text... Read more
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Alaska Public
Budget proposal sent to House floorThe House Finance Committee sent its budget proposal to the House floor Wednesd
Budget proposal sent to House floor
Alaska Public / Posted 22 days ago
The House Finance Committee sent its budget proposal to the House floor Wednesday. Including some late changes, the budget would cut spending by 280 million dollars. It also spends 225 million in funds left from the current budget. There were some... Read more
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Alaska Public
Impending crime bill looms as Legislature moves to temporary buildingbeds on more serious and violent offenders and create a re-entry program within
Impending crime bill looms as Legislature moves to temporary building
Alaska Public / Posted 25 days ago
beds on more serious and violent offenders and create a re-entry program within the Department of Corrections. But the House Finance Committee scaled back some of these changes. Committee members cited concerns from some victims’ rights... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Crime bill advances to the House floordoing, what can we do differently, how can we change the paradigm in Alaska.”
Crime bill advances to the House floor
Juneau Empire / Posted 26 days ago
doing, what can we do differently, how can we change the paradigm in Alaska.” In the version of the bill approved by the House Finance Committee, lawmakers have walked back some of the changes approved by the Senate. The latest version of the... Read more
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Everett Herald
Republicans to blame for budget delay, State Rep. Ryu saysof Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle. She is chairwoman of the State Hous
Republicans to blame for budget delay, State Rep. Ryu says
Everett Herald / Posted 27 days ago
of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle. She is chairwoman of the State House committee on community development, housing and tribal affairs, a member of the House Finance Committee and a member of the committee on business and financial servi... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Q&A: What's behind big changes to Alaska crime reform legislation?JUNEAU -- A new version of omnibus crime reform legislation, introduced at a Ho
Q&A: What's behind big changes to Alaska crime reform legislation?
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 28 days ago
JUNEAU -- A new version of omnibus crime reform legislation, introduced at a House Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday, would strip away many changes that were recommended as S.B. 91 made its way through the Senate and legislative committees. More... Read more
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Alaska Public
Latest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majorityLance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, during discussions about the state operating budget
Latest oil and gas tax credit aimed at gaining majority
Alaska Public / Posted 28 days ago
Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, during discussions about the state operating budget shortly before it was passed out of the House Finance Committee, March 9, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) However, the savings under the new version would grow... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Juneau legislators oppose freezing state workers' payThe Alaska House Finance Committee has approved a bill that would eliminate mos
Juneau legislators oppose freezing state workers' pay
Juneau Empire / Posted 28 days ago
The Alaska House Finance Committee has approved a bill that would eliminate most state employees’ merit raises until oil prices rise, but Juneau legislators say they don’t expect the measure to advance much farther. “It does seem that it would have... Read more
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Juneau Empire
House panel advances bill affecting employee increasesthat would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices. The
House panel advances bill affecting employee increases
Juneau Empire / Posted 29 days ago
that would tie state employee merit increases to increases in oil prices. The rewrite of the HB 379 that moved from the House Finance Committee on Saturday calls for no merit increases until the average price per barrel for North Slope oil for... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
State granted $12M to tackle homeless crisisis only for rental housing, subsidy, or this money is just for mental healthy s
State granted $12M to tackle homeless crisis
Hawaii News Now / Posted 29 days ago
is only for rental housing, subsidy, or this money is just for mental healthy services," said Sylvia Luke, Chair of the House Finance Committee. "There's no one size fits all solution to this particular problem facing our community which is why... Read more
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Alaska Public
Senate president aims to finish session in Juneaunext week. Centennial Hall Convention Center and the Bill Ray Center office bu
Senate president aims to finish session in Juneau
Alaska Public / Posted 29 days ago
next week. Centennial Hall Convention Center and the Bill Ray Center office building are potential sites for Legislative activities. The House Finance Committee is planning to consider amendments to the criminal justice and sentencing bill Tues... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Legislature may soon need new venue for overtime lawmaking, speaker sayswith the biggest potential financial impact on state government, another conten
Legislature may soon need new venue for overtime lawmaking, speaker says
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 30 days ago
with the biggest potential financial impact on state government, another contentious bill is poised to be re-written by the House Finance Committee and to get a floor vote this week. The committee, led by GOP Reps. Mark Neuman of Big Lake and Steve... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Alcohol bill OK'd with provisions for pot bizwas getting done. On Friday, House and Senate negotiators approved contracts fo
Alcohol bill OK'd with provisions for pot biz
Juneau Empire / Posted a month ago
was getting done. On Friday, House and Senate negotiators approved contracts for four state employee unions as part of ongoing work on the budget. The House Finance Committee met on legislation proposing changes to the state’s criminal justice syst... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga to lose roughly $5 million annually after state lawmakers repeal Hall Income TaxFILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormic
Chattanooga to lose roughly $5 million annually after state lawmakers repeal Hall Income Tax
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, speaks during a House Finance Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. McCormick on Tuesday, April 19, vowed retribution for companies that spoke out... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
TN Legislature votes to phase out Hall Income Taxat the levy for years and complete elimination has been pushed by groups includ
TN Legislature votes to phase out Hall Income Tax
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
at the levy for years and complete elimination has been pushed by groups including Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee. House Finance Committee Chairman Charles Sargent, R-Franklin, today said abolishing the tax would help Tennesseans and... Read more
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