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A severance tax might help if put to good use

May 5, 2013
Morning Journal News

At first, Gov. John Kasich's proposal to place a severance tax on the shale industry sounded like a bad idea. After all, adding taxes to an industry that had been heralded as the economic savior of our region of the country, would discourage its development, wouldn't it? And, weren't we supposed to be flush with the riches reaped from the full employment and the lucrative mineral rights leases from this new-found liquid and gas gold?



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