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Phone Legislation Passes Committee
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Phone Legislation Passes Committee

BY Martin DeAgostino

INDIANAPOLIS -- Higher telephone rates may be on the way under legislation that cleared a Senate committee 9-1 on Tuesday. But proponents say all Hoosiers will benefit as telecommunications firms apply the new revenues to broadband systems capable of delivering voice, video and Internet services in desirable bundles at competitive prices. "Your choice goes up and your cost goes down," predicted Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Monticello.

02/15/2006
Coalition Proposes Simpler Tax System
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Coalition Proposes Simpler Tax System

BY Curt Anderson

WASHINGTON -- The bewildering federal income tax system should be replaced with something simpler and far less burdensome, a coalition of interest groups and two senior House Republicans said Thursday. Like previous such efforts, this one faces an uphill fight. The 19 organizations that form the Coalition for Fundamental Tax Reform favor different solutions ranging from a flat, single-rate income tax applied equally to all taxpayers to the replacement of the income tax with a national sales tax.

12/08/2000