With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Every neighborhood has its stereotypes, and a lot of them are based on income. Everyone wants to know what their neighbors are making. Well, using census data, WNYC has mapped out median income by area for the entire United States.
New census figures show that the number of Ohioans who fall below the poverty line is around 1.8 million.
Ohio’s per-capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year.
The “Occupy Wall Street” Protests have made their way to Columbus. The protesters denounce the widening income gap and corporate influence on lawmakers. What do you think of the protests?
Taxes are due later this week and one Columbus-area agency is helping some taxpayers get the most from their return.
Opponents of a proposal to phase out Ohio’s graduated state income tax had a big platform to make their case Wednesday. It was a hearing of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee. Supporters of the measure charged they were short-changed.
Every year, thousands of low and moderate income Ohioans fail to take advantage of a federal tax break that’s worth thousands of dollars.
For the first time in almost 30 years Columbus will see an increase in its income tax. Voters approved the 25 percent tax hike – something Mayor Michael Coleman said needed to happen to keep the city afloat.
Columbus voters head to the polls today (Tuesday) to cast ballots on a couple of local issues: one, a proposed city income tax increase….the other a school levy. Both proposals have sparked fierce debates. WOSU gives a recap of the issues.
The results of early absentee ballots counted in Columbus give the edge to supporters of an increase in the city income tax. The Franklin County Board of Elections reports 7,048 (59%) absentee voters voted for the income tax increase while 4,869 (41%) people voted against it.