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Plan to Make it Harder to Hike State Income Tax Could Go to Voters

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Among the possible questions voters might face on the ballot this fall is whether they want to make it harder to raise the state income tax, by requiring approval from a supermajority of state lawmakers. Seven states have passed this idea, which is embraced by half the Republicans in the state Senate – a constitutional… Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina, left) stands alongside Gov. Mike DeWine during DeWine's first State of the State speech in March.

Speaker Says Republicans Still Want To Squeeze Income Tax Cut In Tight Budget

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State lawmakers have been advised by their economic researchers to cut the spending in Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget. And they may try to add something into the House version of the budget set to be released on Wednesday that DeWine deliberately left out. There have been tax cuts in nearly every state budget since 2005. And… Read More