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Lawyers are the newest group to oppose governor's sales tax broadening
Gov. Kasich says widening the sales tax will let him lower the income tax
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Legal fees are just one of about 80 services that will be hit with a 5 percent Ohio sales tax, if Gov. John Kasich gets his way. He’s pushing a broadening of the sales tax base to raise money for a major cut in the state income tax. But Ohio lawyers are protesting. The Ohio State Bar Association has just come out against the sales tax hike. 

Newly-elected president Jonathan Hollingsworth worries that a new tax would inflate legal expenses for families and businesses, and he tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen that could even cause constitutional problems, because criminal defendants have a right to legal advice.

Cohen on response to proposed sales tax broadening

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