Kasich plays coy on tax-cut specifics
Posted February 28, 2014 in Press Releases
Before he headed east to rejoin the Republican political circuit last night, Gov. John Kasich said his aides held “a big tax meeting” in Columbus.
“I didn’t speak to any of them. I just walked through,” Kasich told reporters, before speaking at a Licking County GOP fundraiser in Newark.
Kasich apparently didn’t want to interject as his aides put the finishing touches on the new income-tax cut the governor plans to introduce soon to the legislature. And Kasich doesn’t want to divulge many more details to the public until his aides have finished their work, which he said will take “another week or so.”
Kasich said during his State of the State address on Monday night that he will propose a tax cut to drop Ohio’s top marginal rate below 5 percent. But he didn’t say how low he will go or how he would raise revenue to pay for the cut, so it’s difficult to determine how his latest proposal would affect Ohioans’ wallets.
Although there is only one tax bracket currently paying more than 5 percent