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Ohio comes up with first guidelines for drilling in state parks, and House Speaker says a higher fracking tax is still being considered.
House Speaker says the trade of an income tax cut for a fracking tax increase will continue to ba a major part of state budget discussions
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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For weeks, Gov. John Kasich's proposal to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers and to lower the state income tax has been stalled by fellow Republicans in the Ohio House. In fact, they had stripped the idea out of a larger budget review they're moving ahead with.

Now, though, key Republicans are stressing the tax shift plan is still in play. House Speaker Bill Batchelder, told Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen the idea has been discussed throughout the legislative recess.

Batchelder and Cohen on work on frack tax

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“And we will be working in the future on all aspects of the oil, fracking, taxing and so forth issues. … We’re going to do as much as we can do as soon as we can do it, but we certainly have more to do there than in any other area.”  

Many Republican legislators have signed pledges that they won't support higher taxes. But the anti-tax group that sponsored the pledges says-- as long as tax cuts neutralize tax hikes -- that’s OK. And Gov. Kasich's tax shift plan would be revenue neutral.

Meanwhile Ohio's Department of Natural Resources has come up with its first guidelines on drilling in Ohio's parks and other natural areas. As Bill Cohen reports, those guidelines already are stirring controversy.

 


COHEN: More details on state park drilling rules
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