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Money bills stall on tie votes


HELENA - Efforts to find a source of additional money for the state budget stalled on two fronts Tuesday, leaving legislative leadership on both sides frustrated about prospects of a mutually agreeable solution.

The Senate deadlocked over a Republican proposal that would implement selective sales taxes to provide $47 million for the budget and $53 million in income tax relief.

A House committee's tie vote appeared to kill a $77 million Democratic plan for tapping the coal tax trust and raising cigarette taxes.

Key Republicans said they will continue to seek cooperation from the

Democratic m...

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