Senate approves $157 million tax bill


The first major piece of tax legislation cleared the state Senate on Monday, offering a package of tax credits and property tax cuts that are believed to be worth $157 million in the first year.

The Senate tax package included elements of several bills tied together, including tax credits for teachers buying school supplies and a general tax break on school taxes.

The Senate voted 33-4 to approve the legislation with the Senate's top Democrat joining three Republicans in opposition . . .


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