“He makes it
sound so simple; that it’s just four percent. But that’s a four percent gross
receipts tax and an eight or nine percent net revenue industry. So what’s he’s
really talking about is taking half the revenues that should be plowed back
primarily into eastern Ohio, to develop more economic opportunity for the
citizens of eastern Ohio, for all the small businesses, including many of my
members who are dependent on that capital investment,” says Stewart.
spokesman says he’s in touch with Ohio lawmakers and more than a few are
disturbed by the creation of a special tax on one industry.
Representative Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) is among those who do not support