Income Tax

Ohio Senate leadership wants no additional $ for broadband expansion

BY: - June 2, 2021

Lawmakers from both parties had been hopeful Ohio would take a big step forward this year to invest in broadband internet expansion throughout the state. Leaders in the Ohio Senate think otherwise. While their counterparts in the Ohio House of Representatives want to allocate millions of dollars for internet expansion projects, Republican state senators want […]

Ohio legislature addresses economy, health care workforce, and taxes in coronavirus bill

BY: - March 26, 2020

In the hundreds of pages of the Ohio legislature’s omnibus bill to address coronavirus, state representatives and senators attempted to address many of the state’s concerns, from the economy to the health care sector. The bill was passed by both houses on Wednesday, on its way to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for signature. With an […]

Chamber of Commerce rep warns of ‘unintended consequences’ in supermajority tax reform bill

BY: - March 4, 2020

A lobbyist for an influential Ohio business advocacy group Tuesday warned Senators against legislation to require a supermajority vote before raising Ohio’s income tax rates. Tony Long, director of tax and economic policy for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, said Senate Joint Resolution 3 could yield “unintended consequences” for Ohio businesses down the line. “The […]

Lawmakers want to anchor down income tax rate, but worries loom over bond ratings

BY: - February 12, 2020

Ohio Senate Republicans want to anchor down the nearly 40-year low on the state’s income tax rate, though worry has settled in over blowback from credit agencies. Senate Joint Resolution 3, if approved by a supermajority of lawmakers and a majority of voters during the 2020 election, would amend the state Constitution to require supermajority […]