WOSU News Archives For: February 7, 2013

Sales Tax On Ohio Lawyers, CPAs Not Easy To Impose

Kasich unveils budget
Governor Kasich's plan to tax legal, accounting and architectural services may be difficult to implement.
2:41PM
February
7, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to tax lawyers, lobbyists and accountants is fraught with potential potholes.

ODNR Proposes Changes To Deer Hunting

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More than 21,000 deer were killed during Ohio's four-day muzzleloader hunt in January.
1:00PM
February
7, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to cut in half the total number of deer a hunter can kill in a year.

Kasich Budget: Gambling Revenues $1 Billion Less Than Promised

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During the 2009 campaign to allow the casinos in Ohio's major cities, the Ohio Department of Taxation estimated the casinos would generate $1.9 billion, or about twice the money now projected.
12:14PM
February
7, 2013

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says statewide casino revenues dropped last month by more than $3-million compared to December figures. State officials say the casinos are generating far less revenue than gambling supporters promised voters during the 2009 campaign that led to Ohio’s four casinos.

Income Tax Savings Released, But No Estimates On Sales Tax Bump

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State tax officials are not making estimates on how much additional sales tax Ohio consumers would pay under Gov. Kasich's proposed tax-shift plan.
8:57AM
February
7, 2013

State tax officials are not making estimates on how much money Ohio consumers will spend in increased sales taxes.

School Funding Details Leave Some Confused

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8:01AM
February
7, 2013

Districts around the state are getting details on how Gov. John Kasich’s proposed two-year budget would affect their bottom line.

Columbus “Death Cafe” Concept Spreads Across U.S.

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The Columbus "Death Cafe" meets monthly.
5:17AM
February
7, 2013

A conversation over dinner is nothing new. But what if the topic of conversation is death? Death Cafés have not been around very long; the first Death Café discussion group met in Europe in 2004. But now they’re taking root in the U.S., thanks to a Columbus social worker.