Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Gov. Kasich’s Budget Plan Outlines Latest Tax Reform
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Gov. John Kasich unveils his second budget this afternoon.
The school funding formula that the governor revealed last week, with $7.4 billion in K-12 spending in the first year and $7.7 billion in the second, is one big part of the budget. Another is what budget director Tim Keen calls significant tax reform specifically aimed at the income tax.
“The governor has said that the severance tax will be part of our broader tax reform proposal that we are putting forward.” Says Keen “But there is more to it than just the severance tax?” Keen: “It is a much broader tax reform proposal than just the severance tax.”
It’s also expected the governor will expand Medicaid to cover people up to 138% of the federal poverty level, an idea with broad support but big concern among some conservatives.