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Governor Signs Next 2-Year, $69B Ohio Budget, with 25 Vetoes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine approved a 4% cut in personal income taxes as part of Ohio’s next state budget but vetoed 25 other items Thursday, including elements affecting Medicaid, education and young adult smokers. The $69 billion, two-year spending plan eliminates the income tax for people earning less than $21,750, directs $550 million… Read More

Ohio Lawmakers Get Feedback on Plans for More School Funding

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers considering public input on proposed changes to school funding are hearing from interested parties who say it’s a solid start, but want more: more money for certain schools, more clarity on charter-school funding changes and more help for the economically disadvantaged. Two proposals are on the table. One, crafted… Read More