Coalition opposes plan to raise Ohio’s severance tax on oil and gas

A group of local elected, business, labor and community leaders in Ohio have formed a coalition to oppose Governor John Kasich’s plan to raise the state’s severance tax on oil and natural gas production, reports the Youngstown Business Journal. The newspaper says the Protect Ohio Jobs Coalition announced it is "dedicated to ensuring tax policies do not stop the growth of Ohio's oil and natural gas industry, the Ohio businesses that support it, and the Ohio jobs it creates in related industries." The coalition said it has more than 40 members opposing the severance tax increase proposed in House Bill 64, which continues to be debated in the Ohio House. For more, read the full story. Bricker & Eckler’s analysis of Kasich’s severance tax proposal can be found here.