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Williams Expects Business Tax Exemption For Ag To Be Adopted

Oregon House District 52 Representative Anna Williams says she thinks some exemption for agricultural business from the 0.57 percent business tax passed two weeks ago will be adopted before the Legislature adjourns.  The Hood River Democrat says it may not be the specific amendment currently sitting on House Speaker Tina Kotek’s desk, but she expects some kind of protection for agriculture to be adopted.  Williams added she believes the language in the business tax bill that has passed would exempt ag, but the amendment would clarify all forms of agriculture are specifically exempted and clarify any ambiguities in the original language, which she supports to keep food costs down.