WE’LL TRY AGAIN NEXT YEAR

Paul Fogleman,

The move to eliminate the excise tax on textile manufacturing equipment was blocked in budget negotiations by senators who refused to compromise with House conferees. House Finance Chairman Jason Saine of Lincoln County pushed for the change, but senators felt the $12 million impact on the $22 billion budget was too much. Rep. Saine he will push for removal of the tax in 2017.

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