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GOP bill to reduce business taxes and renters' refunds draws heated debate at Capitol

The bill from House Republican Greg Davids would immediately cut and eventually phase out business property taxes. The bill would also reduce tax refunds for renters.
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The bill from House Republican Greg Davids would immediately cut and eventually phase out business property taxes. The bill would also reduce tax refunds for renters.

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