Both publicly and privately (to OMA leadership and others), and in the face of huge budget shortfalls, Governor Strickland continues to oppose tax increases. The governor also continues to advocate for the protection of recently-achieved tax reforms. The Strickland message: “a recession is not the time for a tax increase.”
Here is how the Dispatch reports the position: “Strickland has said he wants to protect tax cuts, including a 21 percent reduction in income-tax rates enacted by Republicans before he took office, and says any tax increase in this economy would be counterproductive.”
The OMA appreciates the Strickland steadfastness.