News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Genie of Fairview Door Company

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Cedar Point


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Republicans are looking for job promises in Gov. Kasich's tax shift
Tonight's speech also reverses the usual course of State of State speech first and budget later
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN
and OZIE IKUENOBE


Reporter
Bill Cohen
 
Gov. Kasich usually has strong backing from GOP lawmakers, but some are awaiting answers from tonight's State of State address.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Ohio legislators are awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s annual state-of-the-state address. It’s set for tonight in Lima. What are lawmakers hoping to hear in his speech? That’s the question statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has been asking.

COHEN: State of State expectations

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (3:17)


COHEN: State of State expectations, abridged

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:38)


Democrats and Republicans are expecting Ohio’s governor to make job creation, his proposed two-year state budget and his proposed tax overhaul the highlights of his talk tonight.

Gov. John Kasich has proposed a trimming Ohio’s 5.5 percent state sales tax to 5 percent even. But he also wants to broaden the tax to apply to dozens of other services, from cable TV to haircuts.

The overall increase in tax revenue from those changes would pay for an even bigger slash in the graduated state income tax – a 20 percent cut for families, 50 percent for many small businesses.

GOP lawmakers seem to love the idea of yet another income tax cut, but Republican State Rep. Nan Baker of Cuyahoga County isn’t so enthusiastic about the sales tax being broadened. She’s been a cheerleader for creating jobs, but she’s telling  her fellow Republican Kasich, “Use your speech to convince me this tax package will do it.”

“I need to understand it thoroughly and I need to connect the dots to see why it is that raising sales tax by broadening the sales tax (even while) lowering it overall helps us create a better environment. I’m open-minded, but also cautious.”

Another Republican state representative, Mike Duffy, notes that Kasich has switched the usual order of things this year.

“This is going to be his first State of the State address in which it comes after he’s already proposed a budget. So what people are going to be looking for is details on what he’s already proposed, because that’s what we’re all looking for right now is details.”

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Akron's Chapel Hill Mall in foreclosure
Not a surprise. Between the shoplifting, gangs and violence that goes on up there it is no wonder that no one feels safe to shop at Chapel Hill. They have sca...

Ohio launches investigation into at least one Concept charter school
I worked at Noble Academy Cleveland as admin assistant and enrolment coordinator for 6 years, I know this is so valid and true and can provide staff names and p...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University