Ohio tax plan fails to gain support from state House Republicans

06/17/2013 | American City Business Journals

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's modified plan to boost severance taxes on shale drillers failed to gain the support of state House Speaker Bill Batchelder. Under the revised plan, 25% of the tax would go to Appalachian counties in the Utica Shale formation, while the rest would be directed to a statewide income tax reduction program. Batchelder opposes the proposal because of the tax collection and not the distribution of cash, said Mike Dittoe, a spokesman for the lawmaker.

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