Legislative analysts say Ohio could replace all the property tax money that's going to school districts through a hike in the state sales tax.
But to raise the more than $9.9 billion that's needed, policymakers would need to more than double the sales tax rate - from 5.5 cents on the dollar to 13.2 cents. That's in part because the higher the tax goes the less consumers like to spend.
The Ohio Legislative Service Commission provided the estimate Wednesday to an Ohio House subcommittee that's studying school funding ideas.
Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler joins Emily McCord for this week's PoliticsOhio. She details the House plan to get rid of the estate tax and what impact that will have on local governments, and their changes to school funding.
Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles for this week's PoliticsOhio. Democrats say the Governor's office isn't providing them with information they need on school funding cuts. The Governor says it's available. Ingles and McCord discuss the discrepancy.