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Democrats Vow To Fight Tax Reforms In Governor's Proposed Budget

Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati)
Jo Ingles
Rep. Alicia Reece (D-Cincinnati)

Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say they plan to fight the proposed tax reforms outlined in Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget. 

Democrats say the income tax break, coupled with a sales tax increase, will not help lower and middle income Ohioans. Representative Alicia Reece says Kasich’s plan focuses on the trickle-down economics of the last 30 years that haven’t worked for Ohioans.

“This is an economic wake up call. We can’t afford to prioritize the tax give aways for the ultra rich and expect a different result. We’ve done this. We’ve done this for decades and we know where we are now – on the verge of a recession.”

Reece and other Democrats say they don’t want to raise taxes but they do want to make sure any tax breaks that are given in the final version of the budget do not hurt middle and low income Ohioans. 

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.