OH Gov Kasich Vetoed Misnamed ‘Tax Relief’ for Utica Drillers

As we reported in December, Ohio legislators sent Gov. John “foreigner hunter” Kasich a bill at the end of the year with provisions that clear up language regarding tax exemptions for the oil and gas industry (see OH Gov Kasich May Veto Misnamed ‘Tax Relief’ for Utica Drillers). Ohio state auditors have taken advantage of unclear language to aggressively go after oil and gas companies over legitimate tax breaks they receive under Ohio law (to not pay taxes on equipment used directly in producing oil and gas). Lawmakers want to end the tax witch hunts by clearing up language. But Democrats and RINO Kasich are trying to position the issue as a “tax break” under which up to $264 million would have to be refunded to Big Oil. Which is, of course, a lie. Kasich decided to take the low road and continue to demagogue the issue. He vetoed the bill…

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