“Send this back and do better.’ Advocates criticize Ohio Senate’s version of state budget
Angry. Frustrated. Disappointed. Disturbed. Those were the words various advocates used to describe the Ohio Senate’s version of the budget, which was released last week. “When I first saw a draft of this, it was so bad I thought it was a mistake,” Michael Corey, executive director of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County […]
DeWine child tax deduction leaves poor families out
At his “state of the state” address on Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine put forth a unique proposal to the Ohio legislature — to enact a $2,500 per child state tax deduction. When I first saw this, I was excited! The 2021 federal child tax credit expansion lifted over 2 million children out of poverty. […]
Despite promises, one Ohio tax break is costing $1B and creating few jobs, study says
When it was created in 2013, a tax break in Ohio was billed as a way to help small businesses create jobs. But as the tax break approaches its 10th anniversary, it is disproportionately benefiting the wealthy while doing little to deliver on its promise, a new study says.