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  • #95702

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    Governor John Kasich’s Budget: Lower Taxes, More School Funding

    February 4, 2013

    by Julie Carr Smyth

    Associated Press Reporter

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has proposed a sweeping budget that reduces state income and small-business taxes through hikes in other areas, boosts school funding and expands Medicaid.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/02/04/governor-john-kasichs-budget-lower-taxes-more-school-funding/

    #533403
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    So wait…we’re going to lower sales tax by .5%…but start applying sales tax to 2/3 of the things we buy that currently aren’t taxed at all.

    And this is a tax cut how?

    #533404

    Welcome to the Grand Ol’ Party’s tactics: do one thing and say it’s something completely different. There’s no such thing as tax increases, but they’re able to ‘broaden the base’ i.e. tax more things that are currently going untaxed.

    Kasich prides himself on operating with a budget surplus now, but he took a machete to the state budget the first time around forcing local governments, schools, firehouses, etc. to come to the ballot box for local tax levies to supplement the cut in state funds.

    Ultimately, the legislature will have the final say in what moves forward from this budget. Call your Representative if you feel passionately about any of the changes, or lack there of, within the new budget!

    #533405
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    So you’re gonna pay .5% less sales tax on the things you pay sales tax on now.

    And you’re going to pay 5% more sales tax on these:

    Agricultural
    Horse boarding/training; pet grooming

    Transportation
    Intrastate courier

    Storage
    Marine towing; packing/ crating

    Utilities
    Industrial refuse collection

    Finance, insurance and real estate
    Insurance services (not policies); investment counseling; loan broker fees; property sales agents; real-estate management fees; real-estate title abstract services; banking service charges; financial/ ticker-tape reporting

    Personal services
    Accounting; cutting, coloring, styling of hair; dating services; debt counseling; fishing/hunting guide services; funeral services; coin-operated laundry and dry cleaning; legal services; mailbox rentals; tax-return preparation; travel-agent services

    Business services
    Accounting and bookkeeping; advertising agency fees (not ad placement); architectural, engineering and related services; bail-bond fees; call centers; check and debt collection; commercial art/graphic design; credit information/bureaus; interior design/decorating; legal services; lobbying and consulting; magazine subscriptions; mailroom services; management consulting; marketing; packing and crating; process-server fees; sales of advertising time or space for billboards, magazines, newspapers, radio and television (local); public relations and management consulting; secretarial and court reporting; telemarketing services on contract; telephone answering service; test laboratories (nonmedical); travel-agent services

    Computer services
    Custom software programming; modifications to pre-written programming

    Online computer services
    Downloaded books, videos, music or other electronic goods

    Automotive services
    Parking lots and garages

    Admissions and amusements
    Cultural events, professional sports events; some school and college sports events; amusement-park admission and rides; billiard parlors; bowling alleys; cable TV services; admission and games at circuses and fairs; coin-operated video games; pari-mutuel racing; pinball and other mechanical amusements; rental of films and tapes by theaters

    Professional services
    Accounting and bookkeeping; architects; attorneys; credit-rating services; data mining; engineers; land surveying; public relations; sound recording; stenographic services

    Leases and rentals
    Overnight trailer parks

    #533406
    Steve
    Steve
    Participant

    Pretty aggravated by the fact that New Albany, whopping population of 8,000 rich kids is getting a 25% increase in school funding under Kasich’s new plan, and rural areas in southeast Ohio that need it badly are not seeing any increases.

    Source.

    #533407
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    Woah. I’m dying to see why New Albany is getting a 181% increase in funding for 2014, I have to think there’s more to the story.

    #533408
    hugh59
    hugh59
    Participant

    AlexJCorwin said:
    Welcome to the Grand Ol’ Party’s tactics: do one thing and say it’s something completely different. There’s no such thing as tax increases, but they’re able to ‘broaden the base’ i.e. tax more things that are currently going untaxed.

    Kasich prides himself on operating with a budget surplus now, but he took a machete to the state budget the first time around forcing local governments, schools, firehouses, etc. to come to the ballot box for local tax levies to supplement the cut in state funds.

    Ultimately, the legislature will have the final say in what moves forward from this budget. Call your Representative if you feel passionately about any of the changes, or lack there of, within the new budget!

    Blame the GOP for using a technique used by all politicians. Remember to criticize the other party when it pulls the same kind of nonsense. I have been dealing with city hall (all Dems; no GOP in sight) and it is amazing to watch them spend big money on pet projects that benefit big businesses and give only symbolic support to other programs (and even then, they allocate the funds in a way to benefit their favored big businesses). $2.2 million for a bicycle sharing program and only $1.1 million to help small businesses with micro loans and non-tech based incubators (and they allocated the money without first doing a feasibility/market study to see exactly what types of incubators are needed).

    #533409

    Jman4ever
    Participant

    Coremodels said:
    So you’re gonna pay .5% less sales tax on the things you pay sales tax on now.

    And you’re going to pay 5% more sales tax on these:

    Agricultural
    Horse boarding/training; pet grooming

    Transportation
    Intrastate courier

    Storage
    Marine towing; packing/ crating

    Utilities
    Industrial refuse collection

    Finance, insurance and real estate
    Insurance services (not policies); investment counseling; loan broker fees; property sales agents; real-estate management fees; real-estate title abstract services; banking service charges; financial/ ticker-tape reporting

    Personal services
    Accounting; cutting, coloring, styling of hair; dating services; debt counseling; fishing/hunting guide services; funeral services; coin-operated laundry and dry cleaning; legal services; mailbox rentals; tax-return preparation; travel-agent services

    Business services
    Accounting and bookkeeping; advertising agency fees (not ad placement); architectural, engineering and related services; bail-bond fees; call centers; check and debt collection; commercial art/graphic design; credit information/bureaus; interior design/decorating; legal services; lobbying and consulting; magazine subscriptions; mailroom services; management consulting; marketing; packing and crating; process-server fees; sales of advertising time or space for billboards, magazines, newspapers, radio and television (local); public relations and management consulting; secretarial and court reporting; telemarketing services on contract; telephone answering service; test laboratories (nonmedical); travel-agent services

    Computer services
    Custom software programming; modifications to pre-written programming

    Online computer services
    Downloaded books, videos, music or other electronic goods

    Automotive services
    Parking lots and garages

    Admissions and amusements
    Cultural events, professional sports events; some school and college sports events; amusement-park admission and rides; billiard parlors; bowling alleys; cable TV services; admission and games at circuses and fairs; coin-operated video games; pari-mutuel racing; pinball and other mechanical amusements; rental of films and tapes by theaters

    Professional services
    Accounting and bookkeeping; architects; attorneys; credit-rating services; data mining; engineers; land surveying; public relations; sound recording; stenographic services

    Leases and rentals
    Overnight trailer parks

    Not entirely accurate.
    You are going to pay .5 % less on everything you typically pay for.
    Then you are going to pay 5% plus the county sales tax on items noted above.

    Also, call me a cynic, but I bet a lot of the counties decide to up their portion of sales/use by .5 % in the next year or so.

    #533410

    KHughes
    Member

    Coremodels said:
    Woah. I’m dying to see why New Albany is getting a 181% increase in funding for 2014, I have to think there’s more to the story.

    As described in the Dispatch article, it is primarily because the formula accounts for changes in student enrollments. Therefore, a school district like New Albany receives additional funding because of enrollment growth, while rural school districts that are experiencing decreasing enrollments do not receive such increases.

    #533411
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    KHughes said:
    As described in the Dispatch article, it is primarily because the formula accounts for changes in student enrollments. Therefore, a school district like New Albany receives additional funding because of enrollment growth, while rural school districts that are experiencing decreasing enrollments do not receive such increases.

    That’s not the primary reason at all.

    http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/02/07/school-funding-details-leave-some-confused/

    His formula is based on property values, student population, and programs for specific students. For example, money would be allocated for gifted or disabled students in particular. This formula would help some districts, like Olentangy Schools in Delaware County. It would receive an unusually large increase: nearly 332 percent from 2013 to 2014 because it has 16,000 students – one of the largest populations in the state – and the current property valuation is $191,000.

    Additionally, New Albany isn’t having that kind of enrollment growth.

    Enrollment projections for the 2013-14 school year prepared by DeJong-Healy, a Dublin-based consulting firm, show the district can expect to add 167 new students to its enrollment.

    That’s about 3.5%.

    #533412

    News
    Participant

    Kasich Budget: Gambling Revenues $1 Billion Less Than Promised
    February 7, 2013
    by WOSU News Staff

    The Ohio Casino Control Commission says statewide casino revenues dropped last month by more than $3-million compared to December figures. State officials say the casinos are generating far less revenue than gambling supporters promised voters during the 2009 campaign that led to Ohio’s four casinos.

    During a 2009 campaign to persuade voters to approve casino gambling, the Ohio Department of Taxation projected casino taxes would produce $1.9 billion a year. But, a two year budget proposal released earlier this week by Governor John Kasich anticipates only half as much revenue. It projects the state’s four casinos will produce just less than a billion dollars.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/02/07/anti-gambling-activists-unsurprised-by-lower-casino-projections/

    #533413

    News
    Participant

    School Funding Details Leave Some Confused
    February 7, 2013
    by Jo Ingles
    News Reporter at Ohio Public Radio and Television

    School Districts throughout Ohio are starting to see how Governor Kasich’s proposed education funding plan will affect their bottom lines. New district-by-district printouts show about 60 percent of Ohio’s school districts would see flat funding over the next two years under Governor Kasich’s newly-proposed education funding plan.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/02/07/school-funding-details-leave-some-confused/

    #533414

    News
    Participant

    Kasich Tax Structure Proposal Could Cause Hike In Everything From Dog Grooming, Music
    Thursday February 7, 2013 5:34 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. John Kasich is trying to change the tax structure, but the plan already is running into a giant political buzz saw. “Wow” is the word realtor Sue Lusk-Gleich used to describe Kasich’s proposed budget. She said that if the proposal is approved, it would increase consumer real estate fees on everything from the termite report to home inspections to contractors.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/02/07/columbus-kasich-tax-structure-proposal-could-cause-hike-in-everything-from-dog-grooming-to-music-downloads.html

    #533415

    News
    Participant

    Discussion of the Governor’s Tax Proposal
    February 11, 2013 — 10:00 am

    Last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich released his budget proposal which includes tax cuts for small businesses and a lowering of the state income tax. On this hour, we’ll discuss the details of the proposal.

    LISTEN: http://wosu.org/2012/allsides/discussion-of-the-governors-tax-proposal/

    #533416

    News
    Participant

    Advocate says Kasich budget will hurt Ohio’s poor
    Wednesday February 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A long-time advocate for Ohio’s poor says Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) decision to expand Medicaid is only part of what’s needed. Athens County Job and Family Services Director Jack Frech (frehk) says Kasich’s two-year, $63.2 billion operating budget cuts $191 million in block grants for the needy and would result in additional families being removed from cash assistance and food stamp programs.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2013/02/27/oh-xgr–ohio-budget-welfare.html

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