Think tank blasts Ohio flat tax proposal
It sounds fair. If everybody paid taxes at the same rate, the rich would pay more because of their higher incomes and the poor would pay less because they make less in the first place. But an Ohio proposal to enact such a "flat" state income tax ignores a host of other taxes, said a progressive public policy think tank. And the way that the law is written would only complicate the state's school-funding woes, take money from libraries and increase property taxes for farmers and homeowners, it added.
Now is the moment to fully and fairly fund Ohio’s schools
For decades, Ohio’s legislature has spun its wheels trying to “fix” our public schools. They’ve increased standardized testing, based decisions off a school report card system that fails to measure if we are meeting our students’ needs, and finally, when schools or districts fall short on these arbitrary metrics, legislators have harmed them even more […]