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.

Levin Furniture

Metro RTA

Lehmans


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
Economy and Business


Rebublicans are looking for alternatives to sales-tax broadening
Some GOP members are happy only with certain parts of the tax-shift proposal
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


Reporter
Bill Cohen
 

With a June 30th deadline approaching, that proposal from Gov. John Kasich for a massive tax cut and tax shift is in limbo in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Several committees and sub-committees have heard testimony on two major parts -- a big cut in the state income tax and an expansion the state sales tax to include about 80 services ranging from haircuts to cable TV to movie tickets and parking garages.

The dilemma for majority Republicans is – business groups like the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business are balking at endorsing the sales-tax part, even though it’s linked with the income tax cut. Republican leaders issued a statement Friday, trying to get support for a total package, not just individual parts.

Here is the spokesman for House Republicans, Mike Dittoe, being interviewed by statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.

Rebublicans looking for alternative to sales tax broadening

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:26)


Rebublicans looking for alternative short version

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:51)


That’s Mike Dittoe, speaking for majority Republicans in the Ohio House. They like Gov. Kasich’s proposal for a 20 percent cut in the state income tax, with an extra 50 percent cut for small businesses. But the Republicans are balking at endorsing Kasich’s main mechanism for paying for that tax cut,  applying a 5 percent sales tax to about 80 news services.

Minority Democrats oppose the income tax cut. They say it would mostly benefit the wealthy.

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

Will Ohio's marijuana initiative follow casinos' lead?
We just ask to have marijuana legalized and here comes some nimrod trying to rob us of our rights and make us buy it from some legalized new type DRUG DEALER th...

Fancy dinners from humble beginnings at The Blue Door
Grandma of Chris Miller moved to Florida in a retirement community but I sure miss the Falls and the Blue Door, and the fine service and the true friendship of ...

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

A guide for gift-shopping for older Ohians
I'll never be to old for peanut brittle.

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

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