By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
It was a who’s who of Ohio Agriculture joining Governor John Kasich at a mid-July press conference in Columbus. Alongside Ohio’s top official were three men who have served in the Director’s chair at ODA — Fred Daily, Jim Zehringer and current leader David Daniels.
The reason for the pow-wow was to show support of a plan that Kasich has put on the table for Ohio’s legislature to contemplate. This plan would lower the state’s income tax by raising taxes on shale drillers, ultimately creating a tax cut that could be worth $500 million annually.
“It’s a two-part program that would modernize Ohio’s 40-year old severance tax law that begs to be updated,” Dailey said. “Those funds would then be used reduce income tax for everybody in Ohio, across the board.”
Dailey said that will balance out the current “extremely low” severance taxes and “extremely high” income taxes.… Continue readingRead More »