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GOP lawmakers seek to repeal tax on Ohio businesses

BY: - March 31, 2021

Some Republican lawmakers want to do away with an Ohio business tax that helps to fund state services. A new bill proposes to repeal Ohio’s “commercial activity tax” (CAT for short) by phasing it out over the next five years. This tax is levied on businesses with over $150,000 in yearly taxable gross receipts — […]

Ohio unemployment dipped in June; remains three times higher than last summer

BY: - July 23, 2020

Ohio’s unemployment rate dipped significantly last month — hitting its lowest percentage since the coronavirus pandemic stunted the state’s labor force in March — but unemployment numbers remain nearly three times that of last summer.  According to a monthly report by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 10.9% in June […]

Criminal justice reform group releases video with wide spectrum of supporters

BY: - February 5, 2020

The Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) on Wednesday released a new video of key Ohio stakeholders from the state legislature, law enforcement, and advocacy and policy organizations urging support for criminal justice reform via Senate Bill 3. The video features Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, Senate Bill 3 sponsor state Sen. John Eklund, Ohio […]