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Arizona lawmakers mull tax break for power plant coal


February 15, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature is being asked to exempt coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state's sales tax as a way to help make the plant more attractive for potential buyers.

The Navajo Generating Station in Page near the state line with Utah is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner can be found.

The company that owns the coal mine that supplies the plant is pushing the tax exemption approved Wednesday by a House committee on a 6-3 vote.

The tax cut would cost the state general fund about $35 million, some of which is passed on to K-12 school...

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