Kasich signs tax overhaul, 7 other bills

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a voluminous overhaul of state tax policy and seven other bills.

Among measures signed Wednesday are bills that create new licensure requirements for genetic counselors, extend job-creation tax credits to home-based employees, make changes to how toxic waste background investigations are conducted and designate June as "Ohio Wines Month."

The tax legislation makes dozens of technical changes affecting sales, property, motor fuel and corporate taxes.

It also repeals a current law that required the tax commissioner to reduce the rate of Ohio's commercial activity tax on business income if proceeds of the tax exceeded projections by more than 10%.

The bill also streamlines the way state horse-racing taxes are distributed and specifies how casino taxes can be used.

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