FitzGerald Campaign Communications Director Daniel McElhatton released the following statement on the tax provisions in the Mid-Biennium Report:
“Governor Kasich’s claims about lowering taxes for Ohio’s working families are blatantly false. Even with the recent acceleration of tax cuts, a report released yesterday by Innovation Ohio provides factual data on the reality that Ohio’s families have been living with for the last three years.
Governor Kasich has used his scheme of income tax cuts to help Ohio’s most well off, while shifting to the vast majority of Ohioans higher taxes in the form of increases in property and sales taxes.
Not only does Governor Kasich’s tax policy unfairly hurt everyday Ohioans, it is also a very real threat to the future economic development of the state. With his shifting of taxes, he has hurt local governments, jeopardized public safety and provided Ohio’s students with fewer resources and less opportunity in the classroom. The one thing you can say about Governor Kasich is that he is very clear on which side he is on and it is not the middle class.”