Governor Kasich has vetoed the MCO sales tax fix, we need to shift into overdrive and encourage over


As we reported last week, the Ohio General Assembly added language to the state's biennial budget bill that will help restore the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue transit agencies and counties will lose as a result of the MCO sales tax repeal. The amendment directs the Kasich administration to ask the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reset the new managed care franchise fee the agency approved earlier. If CMS okays the change the fee will generate an additional $207 million in revenue per year between now and July 1, 2024. The amendment directs the administration to distribute the proceeds to the state's counties and transit agencies

Unfortunately, Governor Kasich vetoed the provision on Friday. The Ohio House of Representatives may consider an override of this veto on Thursday, July 5. Please contact your representative today and them to support an override of the MCO sales tax fix. Transit agencies and counties are in total agreement on this action.

If the House overrides the governor's veto the Senate will vote on the issue next week. We will keep you informed of developments as they occur.

You can find your legislators here. If you have questions about contacting your legislator please reach out to Dan Helmick for assistance, drh2050@gmail.com.


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