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Senate bill would exempt disabled veterans from prop. taxes

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DES MOINES (AP) -

Lawmakers in the Iowa Senate are considering legislation that would provide additional property tax breaks for veterans.

A bill that would expand tax credits for veterans got approval from a Senate subcommittee Thursday. The bill will next be reviewed by the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

Under the proposal, veterans considered fully disabled with a service-connected injury would be exempted from paying any property taxes.

The bill would also boost the amount of property tax credits available to all veterans in the state.

Senators on the committee expressed support for the proposals, but said they needed to review costs and whether the state could make up any lost property tax revenue at the local level.

Veteran advocates testified in favor of the proposals, particularly the credit for the disabled.

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