Bills to eliminate roughly 140 million dollars in business tax exemptions have dominated discussions at the state capitol. The debate over the nine measures has pitted Democrats against Republicans, with Democrats arguing the cuts are necessary to balance the budget and protect money for K through 12 education. Republicans say a recession is the wrong time to increase taxes on businesses. Bente Birkeland delves into two of the most controversial exemptions as part of our capitol conversation series.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

One Response to Capitol Conversation: Business Tax Exemptions

  1. [...] more on KRCC Colorado Springs 2010 Business Expo Businesses can cash in with new customers at the annual Harrison Daily Times [...]

News

Facebook
March 2, 2015 | NPR · The LAPD says a Taser did not subdue the man, who was struggling with officers on the ground when he was shot to death. Police say the man tried to grab an officer’s gun.
 

AP
March 2, 2015 | NPR · But, the Israeli premier told AIPAC, reports of a decline in ties between the allies were “not only premature, they’re just wrong.” The remarks come amid tensions between the countries.
 

Getty Images
March 2, 2015 | NPR · “The move has created bad blood between Netanyahu and Obama, and relations between the two countries have suffered,” NPR’s Jackie Northam reports.
 

Arts & Life

iStockphoto
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Francis Falbo, sad sack hero of Know Your Beholder, hasn’t shaved in weeks. His wife’s left him, his mom’s died, his band’s fallen apart. Good thing his author, Adam Rapp, has kept his sense of humor.
 

Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE
March 2, 2015 | NPR · The fifth season of Downton Abbey, like all of its seasons, certainly wasn’t perfect and had way too much murder. On the whole, though: pretty good.
 

Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Paul Beatty takes no prisoners in this tale of two men trying to save their dying town through provocative moves like reinstituting segregation. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a comic masterpiece.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
March 1, 2015 | NPR · Sosa’s songs are saturated with the beauty and power of West African music dedicated to Yoruba deities. And yet an unmistakable reverence for jazz pervades every note.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 1, 2015 | NPR · He wanted to be the behind-the-scenes guy, not the star. But backed by strings, choirs, horns and the house band of his own label, White made a second album that isn’t different — just better.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 1, 2015 | NPR · Binary thinkers beware: If you’re the type who’s uncomfortable with contradiction, or would rather deal in stereotypes than nuance, then rapper Heems and his new album are not for you.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab