OH Republicans Set to Cave on High Drilling Tax

RINO of the week award Are Ohio Republicans about to cave on supporting the dreadfully awful idea of high severance taxes on shale drilling in order to “spread the wealth around” by transferring that money into a fund to allow a state income tax cut? Sadly, it seems the answer is “yes.”

Yesterday at a press conference, Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder (Republican from Medina) said he thinks Republicans will support a higher severance tax once their palms are greased with pork projects they understand more about it.

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