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Ohio's Gov. Kasich ties his latest drilling-tax plan to sharing the wealth
Appalachia counties would get one-quarter of severance tax collected
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Carroll and Coumbiana counties are largely at the center of Ohio's drilling boom and would benefit directly from the governor's latest tax sharing.
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is making his third attempt at getting state lawmakers to go along with a hike in taxes on oil and gas drilling. His newest proposal would give 25 percent of the revenue collected from shale drilling to the 33 counties in Ohio’s Appalachian region most affected by the type of drilling known as fracking.

Mike Halleck is a commissioner for Columbiana County -- one of Ohio’s biggest fracking communities. He says the county supports the tax because it’s bearing a lot of added expenses.

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“In our particular county, we have over a thousand additional trucks per day throughout our county, and the revenue that would be derived from this would not only help fix our infrastructure and keep it in shape but hopefully be used for economic development as well.” 

Kasich has twice before proposed hiking the drilling taxes to help pay for income and small-business tax cuts. But GOP lawmakers have repeatedly stalled the proposal.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Kasich’s latest plan could be worth roughly $15 million to the counties in eastern and southern Ohio  in 2014 and more than $100 million by 2016.

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