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Ohio Senate Removes Income-Tax Cut From Budget, Keeps Biz Tax Cut

The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio's sweeping two-year budget.
28, 2013

The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio’s sweeping two-year budget.

Senators on a budget-writing committee planned to meet Tuesday afternoon to introduce an overhaul of the spending plan.

GOP-Led House Drops Medicaid Plan From Ohio Budget

A Republican-controlled House committee plans to unveil its changes to Gov. John Kasich's budget on Tuesday.
April 9, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health law won’t be included in the Ohio House version of the state’s two-year budget.

Activists’ Report Links Budget Struggles To Tax Havens

The Ohio Public Interest Research says tax haven costs the state $707 million a year.
5, 2013

A left-leaning research group says the state could ease the budget-crafting process by closing tax loopholes that costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

Appalachia School Chiefs Want Share Of Ohio Wealth

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Superintendents in southeastern Ohio want more state money for their schools.
12, 2013

Superintendents from Appalachian Ohio say the governor’s state budget doesn’t share enough of Ohio’s economic good fortune with their schools and children.

Budget, Tax Plan Remain The Focus For State Lawmakers

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11, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals for a new state budget and the biggest tax changes in four decades are in the spotlight again this week as state legislators continue committee hearings.

JobsOhio Accepts $7 M In Donations, Donors Remain Anonymous

Documents from JobsOhio show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were at least $100,000, with JobsOhio’s president and CIO making $225,000.
March 7, 2013

An annual report from the state’s semi-private job creation agency says it’s attracted $7 million in donations and millions more in public money.

Budget Director: Don’t Expect Changes To Sales Tax Plan

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6, 2013

The head of Ohio’s Office of Budget and Management says he does not expect Republican state lawmakers to alter Gov. John Kasich’s plan to cut the state income tax and increase sales tax revenue.

State Officials Still In The Dark On Possible Sequester Cuts

Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the Ohio Head Start Association, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services are keeping a close eye on Washington.
26, 2013

A series of automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester looms at the end of the week, and the White House has put out a list of how those cuts might affect Ohio. But the only thing that’s clear about the possible sequester is there’s a lot of confusion.

Liberal Think Tank Says Tax “Cut” Would Mean Higher Taxes For Many

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8, 2013

A left-leaning think tank says Gov. John Kasich’s propsed tax-shift plan would increase the overall tax burden for nearly half of all Ohioans.

School Funding Details Leave Some Confused

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7, 2013

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