Ohio Report for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Senate Report

House Democrats Call For End To ‘Tax Shifting' In Upcoming Budget

Days before Gov. John Kasich unveils his executive budget, Democrats on the House Finance & Appropriations Committee criticized his previous tax policies, saying Republicans have increasingly transferred the burden of taxation onto poorer Ohioans.

Gov. Kasich has indicated that his next two-year spending plan will continue making progress toward his long-term goal of shrinking the personal income tax. While Republicans believe the transition to consumption-based taxation will ultimately improve the state's economy, Democrats say it is increasingly costing lower- and middle-class Ohioans more of their pay.

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