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By Jason Mercier
Washington Policy Center 

State may push income tax, again


Last updated 5/28/2020 at 12:47pm

TVW recently interviewed the top budget writers in the Senate about the state's outlook and the possibility of a special session.

In one interview, Sen. John Braun (ranking member of Senate Ways and Means Committee) said the governor needs to re-open state employee contracts to cancel the 3% pay raises due July 1.

In the other interview, Sen. Christine Rolfes (Senate Ways and Means Committee chairwoman) was asked if an income tax would be on the agenda for a special session. Sen. Rolfes told TVW: "Conversations about a capital gains tax, very likely would be a legal battle about is that...

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