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Activists’ Report Links Budget Struggles To Tax Havens

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The Ohio Public Interest Research says tax haven costs the state $707 million a year.
7:16AM
April
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.
1:40PM
March
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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8:57AM
March
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

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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.
8:00AM
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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11:57AM
March
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

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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.
7:29AM
February
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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7:42AM
February
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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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.

ODOT Moves Up Some Projects, But Delays And Frustration Remain

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Despite being one of the major dangerous interchanges in the state, ODOT administrators say a statewide funding shortfall will delay some work on the I-70/I-71 interchange in downtown Columbus by 16 years.
7:27AM
June
7, 2012

An ODOT panel has voted to move up most major road projects that were delayed by several years, inclduing the I-70/I-71 overhaul. But officials know the new schedule likely will not satisfy communities that are depending on new roads.

Driver’s Ed Plan Raises Concerns Among Safety Advocates

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Ohio AAA and brick-and-mortar driving schools are criticizing the plan to let teen driving students take all of their classes online.
7:24AM
June
1, 2012

The proposal in the state’s latest budget update would let teen drivers opt out of the classroom and take all of their driver’s education classes online.