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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

Energy Bill Achieves Two Big Goals For FirstEnergy

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The plan to overhaul Ohio’s energy policy would get rid of the state’s green energy standards and would likely bailout nuclear power plants. The major utility company, FirstEnergy, has been strongly advocating for those two things to happen for years now. FirstEnergy gave more than $150,000 to House Republicans in 2018 leading up to the… Read More

In this July 18, 2016 file photo, Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

State House Speaker Open to Idea of More Revenue for Roads

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s House speaker has indicated he’s open to the idea of more revenue for road and bridge maintenance although he hasn’t committed to any changes the House might make in the governor’s proposal for increasing Ohio’s gas tax to raise that revenue. Republican Speaker Larry Householder says a safe, well-maintained transportation… Read More