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Final tax law suspends energy cuts to Western states

January 17, 2018 12:28 PM

Western states no longer have to worry about losing millions in energy royalties due to the high cost of the new tax package. The $1.5 trillion price tag of the law triggers automatic spending cuts on a number of government programs. That includes cutting off millions in royalty payments to states that have oil, coal and gas development on the federal lands within their borders.

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