An Ohio House Committee conducting hearings on tax reform is now complete.
State Representative Gary Scherer of Circleville has completed a state panel conducting hearings on tax reform.
Scherer, the chairman, explained that the transcripts from those hearings will be synthesized into a "chairman's report" by the end of the year and sent to House leadership.
They heard more then five hours of testimony from 66 different witnesses.
Representative Scherer says some of the testimony they heard "strayed" from topic of tax reform - some respondents said that taxes should be raised to allow the government to spend more.
The first of the five hearings that traveled Ohio was in Chillicothe.