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Governor Vetoes Tax Break For Wealthy Taxpayers Added Late To Budget

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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 25 vetoes on the state budget struck a provision that was added at the last minute – a property tax reduction for certain homeowners in one wealthy school district, but not others. Hunting Valley is a village of 700 people just east of the outerbelt around Cleveland. It’s one of the wealthiest communities… Read More

Lawmakers Send Belated State Budget to Governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the two-year state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent Wednesday to the governor. The Republican-led Legislature passed a $69 billion spending plan… Read More

Lawmakers to Vote on Belated State Budget as Deadline Looms

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio lawmakers are expected to vote on a proposed two-year state budget Wednesday, hours before the extended deadline to pass the $69 billion spending plan. The latest version , approved Tuesday by a conference committee, includes a 4% personal income tax cut and $550 million for educational wraparound services such as… Read More

Still No Budget With Two Days Left Til 17-Day Extension Expires

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Budget talks between leaders of the House and Senate are being described as very positive with solid progress moving forward, but a deadline is coming Wednesday. Two sticking points appear to be the House’s drop in the income tax deduction many small businesses can take, and the Senate’s increase of the House’s income tax cuts. Sen. Dave Burke… Read More

Democrats Question Time Spent On Abortion Bills Instead Of Budget

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Ohio is operating on a budget extension since lawmakers failed to pass a new two-year state budget by the constitutionally mandated June 30th deadline. Some Democrats are whether time that was spent on a controversial abortion law recently put on hold by a federal court could have been used better hammering out details of the state budget…. Read More

School Funding Formula Proposal Releases Estimates For Each School District

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School administrators are looking through the latest estimates from a new school funding formula proposal. While many lawmakers and some larger education groups, such as the Ohio Association of School Business Officials, have come out in support of the plan, there are individual school districts that are still not on board. The Cupp-Patterson school funding formula, HB305, proposes… Read More

Senate Passes Budget Unanimously For The First Time Since 2007

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For the first time in 12 years, a two-year state operating budget has passed the full Ohio Senate without a single “no” vote. That sends the $69 billion spending plan to a conference committee to work out conflicts with the House version of the spending plan. Finance Chair Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) said children and… Read More

Final Senate Budget Unlikely To Include More Local Government Money

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The final version of the Ohio Senate’s budget is expected Wednesday. While there will certainly be some proposals added in, some things are unlikely to change – such as the money that goes to a fund that’s been decimated over the last eight years. The initial Senate budget cuts taxes by $700 million over two… Read More