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Hagan proposes increase to Ohio tax on natural gas, oil exploration

Published: Tue, February 28, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m.

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Robert F. Hagan of Youngstown, D-60th, today called on fellow state legislators to increase the state severance tax on natural gas and oil exploration to 7 percent, which would bring it in line with other states across the nation.

The new rate means revenues could rise to $500 million, Hagan said.

“We tried to base it on some of what the most successful states were doing relative to gas or oil,” he said. “I’m not against [fracking], but if we’re going to frack our area, we should take the biggest advantage of it as we can.”

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1redeye1(5266 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Good idea Booby, then the prices of natural gas can go up to. Brilliant just when we can have lower prices , you want to raise them. That's the D party working for the people

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2AtownAugie(804 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

The "dog philosphy" says that if you can't eat it or hump it, pee on it. Striking how similar this is to Comrade Bob's perspective on job-generating businesses.

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3georgejeanie(1107 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

What a bum. Tax and spend , the only thing this guy knows. How about getting rid of these government programs. Make people stand on their own two feet. If one has a disability help them. no more the more kids I have the more money I get. No more free rides.

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4Ypboy(55 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Bobby Hagan is an idiot. One should always do the opposite of what Bobby suggests. He's just another big spending D....just like his old man.

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5JoeFromHubbard(1482 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago


Is that what all of those lineal distortions in the area roads are? Fracks ?

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