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Tax structure — but not unions — on Legislature’s agenda

Revamping the state’s tax policy will be on the agenda for state lawmakers this year, but a battle with unions almost certainly will not, 85th District Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, told Logan County Republican Party members during a Monday lunch meeting.


Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, who represents the majority of Logan County, speaks to members of the Logan County Republican Party during a Monday luncheon. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

“We do have another budget cycle coming up and (Gov. John Kasich) does want to address tax policy,” said Rep. Adams, who now represents the majority of Logan County after last year’s redistricting process.

“He believes we can tax one industry — oil and gas — to offset the personal income tax. But in the House, we want that discussion to be opened up. When he tried to increase the severance tax in the fall the House said ‘no’ because we don’t know what the impact of this fledgling industry will be.”

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