severance tax

Oil-and-gas drillers say they've paid 43 million dollars in property taxes to local governments and schools in six Ohio counties since 2011.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich released his two year, 66.9 billion dollar state budget proposal yesterday.

Natural gas prices closed at a 17-year low today. 

State leaders could be announcing a new agreement that increases the severance tax as soon as the end of the month.

An increase in the state's severance tax will not be a part of the two-year state budget. 

State of Ohio

Tax cuts are the big feature in the Ohio Senate’s newly proposed two year budget. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says oil and natural gas production continues to rise.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing back against oil and gas industry lobbyists who say now is not the time to raise the severance tax.

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s plan to increase the severance tax is getting some support from an unlikely source

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich's third state budget plan unveiled yesterday brings back some proposals budget watchers and state lawmakers have seen before.

Raising the severance tax on oil and gas drillers has been a major issue in Ohio.

Ohio House Approves Severance Tax Bill

May 15, 2014

The Ohio House has approved legislation raising the severance tax on oil and gas drilling.

Two Plans To Tax Oil And Gas Drillers

Mar 28, 2014

State Lawmakers are split over a pair of plans to tax oil and gas drillers.

Ohio Democrats Outline Budget Priorites

Feb 20, 2014

Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate are releasing their priorities for the budget update Governor John Kasich is expected to unveil soon.

Kasich Vows To Veto Severance Tax Plan

Jan 31, 2014


Ohio Governor John Kasich says he has told lawmakers considering an increase in the severance tax on oil and gas drillers they need to come up with a fair plan to win his support.

Two Republican State Representatives are pushing for Ohio's shale-gas rich counties to get a portion of the money generated from a proposed severance tax hike on drillers.

Lobbyist Urges Revisions To Oil And Gas Drilling Tax Package

Jan 8, 2014

A top lobbyist for Ohio's oil and gas drilling industry is urging state lawmakers to support a package of tax revisions advanced as an alternative to an earlier plan by Republican Governor John Kasich.

Compromise Bill Raises Tax On Oil And Gas Drillers

Dec 5, 2013

Ohio's oil and gas industry says it supports newly introduced severance tax changes that include a rate hike on wells in a compromise struck with the Ohio House.

As the debate over fracking and raising the state severance tax continues, campaign finance reports show oil and gas companies have poured money into Republican legislative campaign coffers over the last few years.

Budget Bill Vote Today

Jun 27, 2013

State lawmakers are scheduled to vote today on the new two year state budget bill.

Lawmaker Proposes Severance Tax Increase

Jun 20, 2013

A few months after Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed raising the severance tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic state lawmaker is making a similar proposal.

Mandel Opposes Kasich's Severance Tax Plan

Mar 8, 2013

Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel is opposing Governor John Kasich's plan to raise the severance tax on oil and gas drillers to fund an income tax cut.

Kasich's Budget Contains Major Tax Shift

Feb 4, 2013

Governor John Kasich is proposing a major shift in Ohio’s tax structure.

Drillers Lobby Lawmakers

Jan 24, 2013

Workers, employers and lobbyists for Ohio's growing oil and gas industry showed up at the Statehouse Wednesday to tout the industry's economic benefits.

Drillers Continue Fighting Severance Tax Hike

Jan 11, 2013

The American Petroleum Institute estimates Ohio's natural gas boom could bring over four billion dollars in revenue to the state over the next several years.

One of Governor John Kasich’s top goals in 2013 is to finally convince Ohio legislators to hike the severance tax on oil and gas drillers…and use the revenue to enact a CUT in the state INCOME tax.