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Leonard Scrounges for Income Tax Cut Votes

Jon Harrison

The income tax rollback measure breezed out of committee on Wednesday, but ran smack dab into the middle of a strong headwind on the House floor.

With all but maybe one Democrat against HB 4001, Republicans can afford to only lose nine Republican votes. MIRS has learned there are at least six hard "no" votes to the bill, but maybe at least a dozen more who would prefer a vote not be taken without more consideration.

The bill is putting some members in a tough political spot. On one hand, they don't want to go on record as opposing an income tax cut, but they have strong reservations on how the state would backfill the lost $9 billion in revenue or make severe budget cuts.

For the full article, see "Leonard Scrounges for Income Tax Votes", Inside MIRS Today, February 16, 2017.

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