From the daily archives: Saturday, March 9, 2013

In 2003, Republican Governor Bob Taft attempted a sales tax expansion very similar to Kasich’s currently proposed plan.    Taft’s plan included new taxes on a similar set of services like movie tickets, cable TV, lobbying and real estate services.

According to the Dayton Daily News, “Tax Commissioner Tom Zaino, who joined Taft at a news conference to unveil the plan, called it a ‘rebirth’ of the state tax code.”

Taft’s plan was wildly unpopular with the business community and many Republicans in the legislature.  Ultimately, the plan was gutted and the sales tax expansion was […]

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