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Legislative Commentary


Last updated 2/8/2018 at Noon

It looked like the House Democrats’ introduction of a capital gains tax bill might qualify as the worst tax news of this past week in the Legislature. That was until the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee met Thursday evening for the sole purpose of advancing the massive tax on energy that the governor proudly called “America’s first carbon tax” last month during another climate-related jaunt to Europe.

The policy committees wrapped up their work on Senate bills last week, but the fiscal committees had until Feb. 6 to take action on Senate legislation. After that...

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