Miller, who served as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in 2010 and helped craft the deal with the oil and gas industry to change how those tax exemptions work, acknowledged Thursday that lawmakers might consider revisiting those exemptions.
"When those incentive packages were first designed, it was to help get high-cost gas out of the ground. Now as time has gone by and technology has improved so much, most of the gas that is coming out of the ground now is what was previously considered high-cost gas, and I think most of our drilling now is horizontal and deep," Miller said. "I don't know what the answer is today, but I think we probably need to sit down with the industry and sit down with other state leaders to take a look at it and make sure it is as up-to-date and effective as possible."
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