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Assembly passes bills for farm tax cuts, mandatory cursive writing while passing on farm siting rules | Politics and Elections

The Senate is expected to take up the bills next month in its final session of the year. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said his caucus is looking over the package of agriculture bills, but didn’t commit to passing all of them.

“We’re kind of picking and choosing what we think will get support,” Fitzgerald said. “I think we’re trying to do what we think is best for the ag community.”

The package also includes an estimated $9 million in annual health insurance deductions for sole proprietors such as farmers and amended versions of two of Evers’ bills,…

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