Lawmakers want to entice people to pay their back taxes to help fill part of the state’s budget shortfall. Two Democratic lawmakers have recently introduced a tax amnesty bill that would waive penalties and fines if people come forward and pay up. While Bente Birkeland reports that the idea is popular on both sides of the aisle, another provision in the bill isn’t.

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