A local legislative candidate has had a change of heart.
After earlier saying he could support extending the temporary state income tax increase if the money went to shoring up public pension funds, 96th House District candidate Mike Bell now says he is opposed to making the tax hike permanent.
But the Republican contender told the State Journal-Register he is not sure how to make up the billions in revenue that would be lost if the tax increase is allowed to expire.
Bell is facing Landon Laubhan in the March GOP primary. Laubhan also opposes extending the tax increase.