Session splits Rs and Ds

The results of the special session please Democratic legislators, but frustrate Republicans.

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Democratic legislators are pleased with the achievements from the recent special session, including bills that create private-sector jobs and help struggling families.

Their Republican counterparts, meanwhile, are disappointed that their ideas were unable to gain momentum.

Although it got a hearing, a Republican plan to allow tax credits for property improvements by individuals and businesses went nowhere. A separate Republican bill passed to ease some requirements in “enterprise zones,” scattered throughout the state, which offer property tax breaks for businesses.

But to hear others talk about it, the session just ended was neither as good or as bad for the economy as each party asserts — for a variety of reasons.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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