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03/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Tax Debate: Tempers Flare As Legislature Debates Closing Loopholes

A slew of 11 bills that would eliminate tax credits and exemptions was taking heavy flak from Republicans this morning, who were slowing the measures from getting out of the House Appropriations Committee.

The committee meeting was supposed to be brief, because the bills still are going to be heard at length in the House Finance Committee this afternoon, which historically considers tax policy bills. The House Appropriations Committee was just supposed to refer the bills to the Finance Committee, but Republicans made sure there was plenty of debate on every one of the measures.

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