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.

The Holden Arboretum

Hennes Paynter Communications

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
Government and Politics


Oil and gas drillers once again protest Kasich's tax hike
They say it is too much; Kasich says industry-backed plans are too little
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
Courtesy of FILE PHOTO
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Gov. John Kasich has once again riled up the oil and gas industry over his proposed increase in the severance tax. Kasich and GOP legislative leaders have been arguing for three years over hiking the state’s tax on oil and gas extraction.

Studies say the state’s current rate ranges from a half-a-percent to .08 percent.The governor wants to boost that more than three-fold, to 2.75 percent. He’d direct a fifth of the money back to local governments in the shale regions of Ohio.

 Chris Zeigler with the American Petroleum Institute of Ohio says the industry is ready to work with the governor to help modernize the tax, but his proposal is too high. Zeigler says it’s especially crushing when added to a planned increase to the Commercial Activity Tax.
LISTEN: Industry says the tax will drive drillers away

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:24)


“Overall, I think the plan that was released in the MBR is unworkable with regard to encouraging further development of Ohio’s shale resources here in Ohio. It has a rate of 2.75 but in addition to an increase in the CAT—our members who would be operating in Ohio would be paying 10 times the amount of tax on gross receipts compared to any other industry in Ohio. Again it’s simply unworkable.”
 
Kasich wants to boost the Commercial Activity Tax from 0.26 percent to 0.3 percent.
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