Back-To-School Tax Holiday Heads To Kasich

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Ohio back-to-school shoppers would get a three-day reprieve from Ohio's sales tax under a bill headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk.

The measure cleared the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature last week.

It exempts back-to-school clothing, school supplies and instructional materials from state sales tax for three days in August 2015. Backers estimate the tax holiday would save Ohio shoppers some $78 million.

Opponents say sales tax holidays are political and represent bad tax policy.