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By Rep. Joe Schmick
9th Lesgislative District 

Rep. working to reverse unwanted tax


November 24, 2021

Many of you have contacted my office expressing frustrations with the long-term care tax going into effect Jan. 1. I understand and share your concerns. When the Democrat majority in the Legislature passed HB 1087 back in 2019, many of us fought against this effort, pointing out the many flaws in the program:

Lifetime benefit of $36,500 is much less than what may people will actually pay into the program over the course of their lives, and may only pay for a few months of services:

• Out-of-state employees will be required to pay into the program but cannot use it

• If you pay into the...

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