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Kasich Pushes Tax On Drilling

Proposed increase was to fund income tax reduction in Ohio

June 7, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sen. Lou Gentile is reserving judgment on Gov. John Kasich’s plan to increase taxes on the oil and gas industry until he can learn more about exactly how it would impact East Ohio....

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Jun-07-13 9:21 PM

We the people are sick and tired of paying to repair the damage to our roads, bridges and our vehicles CAUSED by the "shale boom"!!!

The roads are COMPLETELY destroyed and pulverized as a DIRECT result of the truck traffic

BILLIONS in repair fund are now required just to return them to "useable" condition!!!

Just as I predicted, they didn't demand they use LOCAL labor and they didn't demand they upgrade the roads BEFORE the first trucks hit the road!!!

Now we are paying the ultimate price so that a few officials can enjoy their BRIBES!!!!

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Jun-07-13 8:09 PM

The contamination is amount of money is going to fix this.

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Jun-07-13 6:59 PM

waiting for orders from obama!

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Jun-07-13 10:55 AM

TWO FACE LOU.. Turned out that he is an OBUMMER butt kisser.. Said he was for the coal miners about burning coal for the industry when all along he was against it.He gave a nice speech just to get votes, Another two face liar in office.Seems to be the trend now a days..

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Jun-07-13 10:43 AM

Kasich (R) just another tax and spend conservative....I keep telling you peeps that the D and R are all the same!

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Jun-07-13 8:05 AM

Better check to see who is funding Lou's campaign.

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Jun-07-13 6:54 AM

The state raised the severance tax more than two years ago in anticipation of increased drilling. Those additional monies should stay in the impacted counties to repair, upgrade and in some cases create infrastructure, the need for which Columbus has ignored because the need was in Appalachia. If Appalachian leaders allow the governor to pat them on the head and send them away with a quarter on the dollar, shame on them.

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Jun-07-13 6:33 AM

Never trust a politician. Also, never trust a man who wears lipstick.

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Jun-07-13 6:10 AM

buy us all some new tires.

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Jun-07-13 2:16 AM

I agree with the governor that we need to collect some cash from this industry. they are causing damages to roads, bridges, streams and just in general the traffic has caused a few accidents where i live. I suppose the question is how will the tax be dispersed to the counties that have been damaged? What they need to do is write a law that gives the counties the right to impose and collect the taxes for their specific needs to make repairs caused by the heavy traffic.

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