Three tax proposals have been rolled into one bill being considered by a state House committee.
A draft rewrite of Gov. Bill Walker’s motor fuels tax bill, rolled out by the House Finance Committee, also adds in proposed increases in mining and fisheries taxes. Walker has proposed increases for all three.
Committee co-chair Steve Thompson says the three seemed to fit together.
The committee also has been holding hearings on Walker’s proposal to reinstitute a personal state income tax in the waning days of this legislative session.
Thompson says the income tax bill could get to the House floor but couldn’t say whether it would have the votes to pass. Leaders in the Senate have shown little interest so far in an income tax.