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NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 19, 2016
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PUBLISHES RURAL HOSPITAL TAX CREDIT RULES

This week, the Department of Revenue (DOR) published proposed regulations and procedures (Rule 560-7-8-.57) for implementing SB 258 from the 2016 Legislative Session, titled "Qualified Rural Hospital Organization Expense Tax Credit." (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 12, 2016
JULY REVENUES - A CRACK IN THE DIKE OR A BUMP IN THE ROAD?

Counting everything including new taxes and fees on fuel, revenues gained only 3.8%, one-third of the increase the state averaged over the last 12 months. Without the new funds added in, net revenues for the month increased only 1.7%, which was the headline for this month.  (More)
NOTES FROM THE SENATE, AUGUST 8, 2016
WHY THE REVENUE ESTIMATE IS IMPORTANT

You may have seen articles about budget instructions being issued by Gov. Deal and his call for a flat budget for the coming FY 2018 Fiscal Year. This column last week explored budget instructions and how they varied from good years of growth to recession years.  (More)

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