Ohio Attorney General Defends Manufacturers


Just prior to the Independence Day holiday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed an amicus brief requesting certiorari from the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Gillette Co. v. Franchise Tax Board.  The case involves whether member states may ignore provisions of the Multistate Tax Compact, in this case to the detriment of taxpayers. The Attorney General focuses the state’s arguments on the compact/contract issue and its importance to states in general.  The precedent the case could set for other state compacts could be detrimental to both manufacturers and states. OMA appreciates the Attorney General’s willingness to engage the U.S. Supreme Court on this critical matter.