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Medicaid options, an ethics lawsuit and a fake website

Time’s running out for Medicaid expansion, Llew Jones in the campaign crosshairs, FWP commissoner resigns and more in today’s Daily Digest.

The retirement system for state workers is currently facing a $4 billion funding shortfall.

One bill would reduce the number of income tax rates from seven to three, and would eliminate most tax credits.

Should Montana be taxing required pollution control equipment?

Montana lawmakers may vote to remove the state’s tax on certain industrial pollution control equipment.

Lawmakers keep schools, builders and taxpayers guessing

School funding cuts, Long-Range Building Program, tax relief and Senate leaders working to bury the hatchet in today’s Daily Digest.

Capitol Connections April 10, 2013

Senators Essman and Sesso on the Senate blow-up, the fate of the state’s main budget bill, state employee pay, pensions, and more.

Rep. Rob Cook (R-Conrad) says “In truthfulness, there isn’t enough cash to cash all the projects.”

Lawmakers will discuss changes to business equipment taxes and taxes for married couples with different incomes on Thursday.

Also on Wednesday, a Senate committee debated a bill setting aside funds to deal with the impacts of oil and gas development in eastern Montana.

House Committee debates one-time tax relief bill

The House Taxation hearing on Senate Bill 394 was a philosophical discussion on how to dole out tax relief.