Tag:Sen. Tommy Tucker

  • Tax cap amendment clears key House committee

    A proposed state constitutional amendment which would reduce the cap on the income tax rate to 5.5 percent moved closer to a statewide referendum Wednesday, despite the protests of Democratic lawmakers. The House Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 75 by a…

  • Billion-dollar tax cut plan heads to Senate floor

    Stark differences in conservative Republican and liberal Democratic fiscal priorities were clearly on display during a Senate Finance Committee meeting Wednesday at which a $1 billion tax cut package was approved by voice vote. Senate Bill 325 was then forwarded to the Senate…

  • Certificate of need may be on the chopping block, again

    Sen. Ralph Hise doesn’t take no for an answer. The Mitchell County Republican was close last year but unsuccessful pushing a bill to eliminate the state’s archaic certificate-of-need system, which limits competition in health care through tight restrictions. He vowed to take another…

  • Fans of free markets give Senate tax plan high marks

    Senate leaders are proposing a $1 billion middle class tax reduction plan that would lower personal and corporate income taxes, increase mortgage interest deductions, and allow for unlimited medical and charitable tax deductions. “Under this plan, 99 percent of all individual…