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Kasich says lawmakers, drillers are coming around on severance tax hike
Ohio governor vows the drilling tax will help cut income taxes
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Gov. John Kasich says he's giving lawmakers the time and the arguments they need to fee comfortable with a hike in the drilling tax.
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Gov. John Kasich says he will get his way on an increase in taxes on the oil and gas industry and on a cut in Ohio income taxes.

Kasich was in Akron today to sign a bill establishing new regulations on the oil and gas drilling industry. What is not part of the new law is a hike in what’s called a “severance tax” that drillers pay on each barrel of oil.

Kasich proposed a hike – with a corresponding income tax cut – in a 3,000-plus page budget bill earlier this spring. His fellow GOP lawmakers stripped it out. But he vows it will be back.

Kasich on severance tax movement

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“The Legislature now, they want to spend … more time looking at how it compares to other states. I’ve met with a number companies, they’re coming our way as well, and it will get done. … I’ve pressed them pretty hard on this; they’ve asked me if they could have some space on this and they’re my colleagues and we will get there. It’s really just a matter of time and it’s a matter of them being able to be comfortable with this.”

Oil and gas companies have so far fought the tax hike, saying it will stifle a burgeoning industry in Ohio. 


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