Yesterday we wrote about Kasich’s proposed tax on funeral services along with 19 other services families would need when dealing with the death of a loved one.

Our list came from a spreadsheet made available by the Kasich administration on their budget website on February 7, 2013.

We just received a copy of the testimony from Kasich’s tax Director Joe Testa and it looks like Funeral Services have been moved back up to the list of exempt “health and well-being” services where it belongs.

Unfortunately, exemptions are still being made for services used by the gas an oil industry that could easily be classified as harmful to our “health and well-being”, including:

  • Oil field services
  • Seismograph & Geophysical services
  • Services used directly in producing oil and gas

Kasich warned that he wouldn’t be swayed by special interests.  “They will come to the legislature and they will pound on people,” said Kasich.  “When they win, the people of the state lose.”

It looks like the Oil and Gas industry did their pounding in advance.


  • Bob M

    it was the kind of pounding that he likes.


    Can’t wait for 2014.
    Time to dump Kaisich.

  • dmoore2222

    How does he think additional sales taxes are going to help him get re-elected? A fourth grader could figure out that they would offset any income tax reduction. This is the best we get for a governor?

  • Someone needs to exempt that a@@hole out of the state and back to Pa. where he belongs

  • Great observation. Succinct and to the very point.

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