The General Assembly, thank God, found time to debate whether schoolchildren should be able to opt out of frog dissections.
But it didn't manage to take up the issue of extending the conveyance tax.
That would mean about $500,000 less in revenue for the city of Bristol and a lot more in the 17 other towns that have the special extra tax when property changes hands.
There is apparently a good chance the conveyance tax issue will be taken up in special session by lawmakers, but you never know. And it's not clear when that might happen.
It could mean that Bristol will have to raise property taxes more or find other ways to cut its proposed budget.
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