Just minutes ago, Ohio's Senate passed their version of the budget (House Bill 153), and it retained the repeal of the estate tax. Here is the press release that AFP-Ohio just released with American Family Business Institute.
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Family Business Owners and Farmers Urge Conference Committee to Finalize Budget with Permanent Estate Tax Repeal
The Senate Finance Committee passed a budget last night that has retained the estate tax repeal. Thank you for all of your calls, faxes, and emails to your State Senators, Senate Leadership and the Governor! You are making a real difference in getting Ohio back on track to jobs and prosperity.
Click here to see a Plain Dealer article about the latest changes the Senate Finance Committee made to the budget before passing it.
An editorial in today's Columbus Dispatch says "Of all issues confronting Ohio Senate members in the state budget bill, one decision should have been easy: keeping Gov. John Kasich's provision to eliminate absurd and antiquated rules for public construction projects that waste time and taxpayers' money." Please click here to read the full editorial.
In this video, Governor Kasich says ... in the four months that Ive been Governor, weve accomplished a lot in Ohio... in all of these efforts the strong support of Americans for Prosperity has made a really big difference. ...its so important that Ohios fighters for freedom, the grassroots leaders of Americans for Prosperity, continue to lend their support to the effort to get Ohio back on track."
[img_assist|nid=22459|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=254|height=300]Please join us for an Ohio 180° Policy and Grassroots Training session in Lebanon or Westerville. AFP-Ohio State Director Rebecca Heimlich and former State Representative and AFP-Ohio Policy Director Seth Morgan will talk about major reforms needed in Ohio, possible obstacles to those reforms, and what we need to do to make sure we turn Ohio around in 2011. Rebecca and Seth will also provide grassroots training and give you the tools to advocate for needed reforms.