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House Ways and Means Chairwoman Sheila Hixson, Montgomery Democrat, said Tuesday she expects the bill to pass in her committee and in the full 141-member chamber. Democratic leaders said they are still gauging the bill’s full House support.

“It’s passed here twice, so we don’t get the same push-back that you get in the Senate,” Miss Hixson added. “But there’s always a very vocal group that certainly will be up and talking against it.”