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By Julie Carr Smyth
AP Statehouse Correspondent 

Ohio drillers say 6 shale counties saw $43M tax bump


February 10, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oil-and-gas drillers in Ohio have paid $43 million in property taxes to local governments and schools in six shale counties since 2011, according to a report released Thursday.

The finding by the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and Energy In Depth Ohio, a natural-gas research and education group, comes as Republican Gov. John Kasich has renewed calls for a severance-tax increase on the industry.

Kasich's proposed two-year, $66.9 billion operating budget raises $448 million from the severance-tax increase. The increase would combine with other tax reforms to pay for a ne...

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