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Local government leaders send letter to Boehner, urging support for tax cut

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 30, 2012

Local government leaders from Ohio sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner today, urging him and his fellow Republicans in Congress to approve a middle-class tax cut Tuesday.

Sandra Kurt, a Summit County councilwoman, and Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry were among 19 Ohio mayors, county commissioners, and city council members who signed the letter to Boehner in advance of Congress’ decision on the tax-cut bill.

"For communities in Ohio, the choices are clear," the letter states. "A fair tax system is not partisan politics. It’s common sense. We urge you and your fellow Republican colleagues in the House to vote with Ohio’s middle class and pass the tax cut."

The U.S. Senate approved the legislation last week that preserves tax cuts for the 98 percent of American families who earn less than $250,000. The legislation will face a tougher time in the House, where the Republicans claim the majority.

President Barack Obama has been pushing for the tax cut extension.

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