The state senate has cleared nine measures that would eliminate millions of dollars in business tax exemptions. They’re part of Governor Bill Ritter’s budget proposal to help fill a more than 1 billion dollar shortfall for the coming budget cycle. Bente Birkeland has more at the state house.

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