Youngstown Democrat State Rep Wants to Hike Severance Tax to 7.5%

Here’s a surprise: An Ohio Democrat state representative from Youngstown, Rep. Bob Hagan, wants to raise the severance tax on oil and gas drilling far beyond the rate proposed by Gov. John Kasich–to a nosebleed 7.5%–taking money out of landowners’ pockets and killing the nascent drilling industry in the state…

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