Local governments are telling Columbus - hands off or income tax collection.
Akron City Council has become the latest lawmaking body to come out against House Bill 5.
Proponents of the plan say it'll streamline Ohio's municipal income tax system and make the state more business friendly.
At-large Akron city council member Jeff Fusco says that the tax plan will take money from the state's cities.
"It will reduce the amount of revenue to to all cities in Ohio," Fusco tells AkronNewsNow.com, "increasing the administrative burden for all municipalities."
Fusco says that House Bill 5, in the wake of other cuts to tax revenue from Columbus, is like running up the score when it comes to cities' losses.
"Again, this is in essence 'piling on' by the state of Ohio," Fusco explains. "Now they're trying to get basically into our back pockets. Yes, our income tax collection."
Fusco says that if House Bill 5 goes into law, it will add a level of state bureaucracy.