RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:15:48 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Congress: Gerlach last-ditch effort to pass conservation tax break falls short]]> WASHINGTON >> Despite winning a majority of votes in the House of Representatives, the last-ditch effort by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach to make permanent a federal tax break for donating land for conservation fell just 13 votes shy of passage Thursday.

Gerlach, a Republican whose term representing the 6th District ends on New Year's Eve, has worked for years to make permanent a temporary federal tax break for conservation easements and other land preservation efforts

He said he was disappointed with the close call.

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