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In what has been a busy week for legislators, the work continues as issues of graduated tax, the state budget, and the Governor’s push for punishments for business owners took center stage in Springfield on Thursday. Representative Avery Bourne spoke about some of these issues and says that small businesses do not need a graduated tax, especially when so many businesses are hurting from the COVID-19 shutdowns.

 

 

There is a big concern from House Republicans over the state budget and it being put together in a partisan way.

 

 

After withdrawing his request for criminalizing owners who opened during the pandemic, Bourne is concerned that the Governor will try to push through legislation to do the same thing at the last minute.

 

The legislature will meet through the rest of today.

 
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