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Ohio State Rep. tries to postpone budget property tax changes
Democrat says tax changes will hurt schools
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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State Rep. Nick Barborak says the property tax laws would make school levies harder to pass.
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The recently passed state budget includes a possible increase in property taxes for many homeowners. The Kasich administration is saying that will bring money back to the state to use for other tax cuts. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports a Democrat says they are a bad idea, and he is hoping to delay them.

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The budget includes means testing for the homestead tax exemption for homeowners over 65 and the budget eliminates the 12.5 percent rollback the state had been paying on property taxes starting with new tax levies. Budget director Tim Keen says the changes affect $1.8 billion that he calls subsidies to property tax bills.

“Is that the appropriate place for us to allocate our resources?" Keen says. "Our view is no.”

Rep. Nick Barborak is a Democrat from Lisbon in Columbiana County near Youngstown and says the changes will make it harder to pass new levies,particularly for one school district near him.

“They had a close levy race in the past," Keen says. "It failed by a few votes. To tack on this time, this certainly doesn’t help matters.”

Barborak has proposed a bill that would delay the property tax changes till after the November election. But lawmakers do not return to the Statehouse till after Labor Day, and his bill has yet to be scheduled for a hearing.

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