Enthusiasm and Harris
From The Dispatch’s Jim Siegel:
Senate President Bill Harris wasn’t enthusiastic when asked today if he supported a proposal to eliminate Ohio’s estate tax.
The Ashland Republican said he’s willing to listen to supporters, but that he wants more information about what the bill does. When told it simply eliminates the tax, Harris said, “If it was that simple, it would have been done a long time ago.”
The state chapter of Americans for Prosperity is pushing for an initiated statute to repeal the estate tax, which is paid on estates valued at $338,333 or more after residents die.
Considering his answer above, and his work on the Strickland budget compromise, I’m not “enthusiastic” about Senate President Bill Harris, who is apparently a Republican.