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.

NOCHE

Lehmans

Northeast Ohio Medical University


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
Government and Politics


Ohio's Gov. Kasich pushes his stalled budget plan in Cleveland
The proposed tax changes and Medicaid expansion are drawing fire from Democrats and Republicans
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Gov. Kasich is surrounded by members of his administration at the Cleveland City Club today. They talked about the governor's budget proposal.
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Gov. John Kasich concedes his budget proposal’s tax reform plan is a hard sell. But at the Cleveland City Club today he insisted his mix of tax cuts and increases are crucial to keeping Ohio’s economy moving forward.

Gov. Kasich highlighted the state’s improving economy with its unemployment numbers below the national rate. But he contends the momentum will die if businesses look elsewhere because of Ohio tax rates.

He does propose boosting the state’s tax on oil companies taking advantage of Ohio’s new fracking opportunities. But he wants to cut personal income taxes by 20 percent and small business taxes by 50 percent.

“If you’re a florist in Cleveland and make $30,000 a year, you would pay taxes on $15,000. ... Small businesses hire the most people, not the big companies. We want to make sure small businesses can grow and hire more people.

"The thing you should know about tax reform is this motto: don’t tax me, tax the man behind the tree.”

Kasich’s sale tax expansion call regressive by some state law makers
Kasich’s plan also includes cutting the state sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5 percent. But he wants to extend the reduced tax into nearly all services, including things like cable television and tickets to sporting events and concerts.

Democratic State Rep. Vernon Sykes of Akron says this is where the governor is meeting the most resistance.

“That’s because it’s regressive and will have a negative impact on businesses and the community at large. I think the Medicaid expansion is one of the good parts of the budget, and we hope it’ll stay intact and be passed.”

Kasich is fighting with fellow Republicans over his plan to expand Medicaid to cover more of the state’s low-income residents. He says this, and his plan to increase education funding in kindergarten through 12th grade by more than $1 billion are also key to the state’s future economic and social health.                                                                                                                       
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

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Mozzarella's easy when you have a way with curd
Hello, Where can I get such a heater that you have? Does it hold temperature that you set? What brand and model is it? Thank you in advance!! :)

Pluto: A healthy LeBron James is the key for the rocky Cavs
It's time to back our Cleveland professional teams through thick and thin. I've seen management, players and coaches come and go and it hasn't changed a thing. ...

Legal marijuana group offers new details about ballot issue
Americans feel as if they should have the right to decide on their own if and when it is or is not a responsible time to have a drink or smoke a joint. The fac...

The PUCO is assessing what happened in Akron's AT&T outage
not the first time for that steam pipe break... happened in the late 70's when the office was being converted to electronic switch ESS.. was a big mess then but...

The freeze of green-energy standards hurts Ohio wind and solar industries
What do we do at night and when the wind isn't blowing? Where does the power come from to back-up these renewable sources?

Gov. Kasich may still face budget battles with Ohio lawmakers
Governor Kasich continues to disappoint many of us who voted for him when he was elected Governor four years ago. It is way past time for charter schools to b...

FairlawnGig could bring super-fast fiber optic internet to the city
Sign me up! When can we have it. It is not nice to tease us with the possibility and then make us wait. Though I have to add that the speed to China does req...

Copyright © 2015 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