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Politics

Incentives Bill Filed At Snowy Capitol

A 7-hour committee meeting carried on Wednesday at the Capitol. Refugees, open meetings and prison maintenance contracts were among the topics.
Jeff Tiberii
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House Republicans filed an economic incentives bill at the General Assembly Tuesday.

This proposed measure would double the amount of incentive money available for the Job Development Investment Grant program, also known as J-DIG. Legislators want to make $45 million  in job incentives available over the next two years. The measure would require all employers seeking grant money to provide health coverage for all of its full-time employees; and, it would change the name of the program.

Additionally House Bill 117 would restore $20 million to an infrastructure grant program. And, it calls on lawmakers to extend a tax provision capping jet fuel tax at two point five million dollar annually. No votes are expected on the measure this week. Due to the weather, the House is off until Friday.

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