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Ohio's GOP treasurer opposes Kasich tax hike

3:21 PM, Mar 7, 2013   |    comments
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COLUMBUS -- A fellow Republican state official has come out against Gov. John Kasich's proposed tax increase on drillers.

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel tells a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association he believes the governor's proposal to increase the severance tax stands to scare away Ohio oil and gas investment at a critical time.

Mandel's remarks Thursday mark the second time in under a month he has bucked the governor on a major policy issue.

In February, Mandel sent a letter to state legislators urging them to reject Kasich's proposal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.

He argued the plan's long-term harm outweighed its short-term benefits. Both the tax increase and the Medicaid expansion are part of Kasich's two-year state budget.

Associated Press

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