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Ohio Chamber opposes Kasich’s plan for taxes



Published: Wed, March 20, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Associated Press

COLUMBUS

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce opposes Gov. John Kasich’s sweeping tax code overhaul after endorsing him in 2010 as the man with the best ideas for Ohio’s economy.

Vice President Dan Navin told the House Finance Committee on Tuesday that Kasich’s tax plan unhealthily shifts the tax burden onto employers with sales taxes on “virtually all business and professional services” and a drilling tax hike.

He backed Kasich’s income-tax reductions.

The nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities told lawmakers income tax cuts are a poor way to create jobs.

Senior fellow Michael Mazerov cited a study showing less than 3 percent of personal income-tax payers have legitimate small businesses with employees other than the owners.

Kasich says his reforms bring fairness and equity to an outdated tax code.


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