Coalition Wants Taxes To Stay, Republicans Tout Medicaid Plan

A coalition of advocacy groups is urging state budget negotiators to keep two temporary taxes in place to help pay for needed services.

About 40 mostly progressive or liberal-leaning groups signed a letter to House and Senate members expressing concerns largely with the Senate spending plan.

The Senate proposal lets expire a quarter-cent on the sales tax and a higher income tax bracket for the top wage-earners. The House budget would keep those taxes, giving the state another 300 million dollars to spend next year.

Meanwhile, Republicans say this morning they backed a proposal to shift the counties' expenses for Medicaid to state government that doesn't include raising taxes. That's identical to an earlier plan pushed by Democratic Senator Dan Clodfelter.


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