Statement from Lt. Governor Husted on Attorney General Yost Injunction Request

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Lt. Governor Jon Husted today issued a statement in support of Attorney General Dave Yost’s efforts to file a motion for preliminary injunction against a part of the American Rescue Plan Act:

“The precedent Congress is attempting to set here is that anytime the federal government sends money to state or local governments, they could add strings to control the tax policies of all 50 states. This is both arrogant and unconstitutional.

“At a practical level, this could affect economic competitiveness of a state attempting to attract jobs with job creation tax credits or other tax-based economic incentives.

“The governor and the legislature are best prepared, and were elected, to establish the tax and spending decisions for the State of Ohio; Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are not.

“I appreciate Attorney General Yost’s efforts to challenge this federal overreach of authority, making it clear that state governments, and not Congress, make the decisions on state tax policy.”

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