Capitol Conversation: Business Tax Exemptions

February 8, 2010

Bills to eliminate roughly 140 million dollars in business tax exemptions have dominated discussions at the state capitol. The debate over the nine measures has pitted Democrats against Republicans, with Democrats arguing the cuts are necessary to balance the budget and protect money for K through 12 education. Republicans say a recession is the wrong time to increase taxes on businesses. Bente Birkeland delves into two of the most controversial exemptions as part of our capitol conversation series.