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New Mexico Legislature passes sweeping tax-relief plan – Associated Press

 New Mexico’s Legislature passed a $1.1 billion tax relief package Saturday at the close of its annual session as lawmakers tapped a financial windfall from oil production in efforts to break through entrenched cycles of poverty with tax refunds to working families with children, reduced tax rates and increased incentives for private industry. The House


Municipal food tax ban closer to reality in Arizona – The Center Square

Arizona families could soon be saving money on their groceries. An amended form of SB 1063, a bill eliminating municipal food taxes, passed in the Arizona Senate on Feb. 27 and has moved onto the House for discussion. The bill is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borelli, R-Lake Havasu. The state eliminated the food sales


Arizona Republicans move on corporate tax rate cut – The Center Square

Corporations in Arizona could soon keep more money in their coffers. The House Ways and Means Committee and Appropriations Committee approved of House Bill 2003 Wednesday. If enacted, it will step down Arizona’s 4.9% corporate tax rate to 2.5% over four years. The change would begin on Dec. 31. 2025. The new rate would tie


Montana lawmaker wants to revisit idea of reservations – Associated Press

Photo: Montana state Rep. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, speaks on the House floor A white state lawmaker in Montana is questioning whether land set aside long ago for Native Americans should exist anymore. Republican Sen. Keith Regier is proposing asking Congress to study alternatives to reservations. The measure, submitted this week and riddled with racial stereotypes,