Posted on 02/11/16 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Growing use of temporary workers has benefitted corporations at the expense of workers, who often earn low wages and have no benefits or job security. Yet instead of trying to help workers get ahead, Ohio legislators are considering giving a $131 million tax break to corporations that use temporary labor.
The Ohio House Economic and Workforce Development Committee is hearing testimony on House Bill 343, legislation that would give this sales tax break to corporations that hire temporary workers. This new and significant giveaway would add tax advantages to the windfall corporations already garner when they shed some of the costs... read more
Posted on 02/05/16 by Harlan Spector in Revenue & Budget
Early childhood education helps kids thrive in school, helps parents work, and employs teachers in our still-slow economy. Yet preschool and childcare funding in Ohio seem perpetually stuck in second class.
Children of low-income families here... read more
Posted on 10/22/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
When it comes to making plans important to building a strong economy, Ohio has a short attention span.
Some states take a long-range view. When drawing up a state budget, for example, they include analysis of... read more
Posted on 08/24/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Ohio’s new two-year budget continues a long-term trend of the Kasich administration and General Assembly underfunding needed services of local government.
For the past four years, the state has forsaken its historical partnership with cities, villages... read more
Posted on 08/05/15 in Revenue & Budget
The upcoming Ohio sales tax holiday might seem like a good opportunity to stock up on clothing or school supplies: from August 7 to 9, purchases of clothing priced $75 or less and school supplies... read more
Posted on 07/01/15 in Revenue & Budget
The two-year budget that Gov. Kasich signed into law yesterday takes crucial state resources and transfers them to affluent Ohioans, instead of using them to invest in the state and our people.
Close to $2 billion... read more
Posted on 06/10/15 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
As the Ohio Senate rolls out its version of the budget for 2016 and 2017, Senate President Keith Faber tells us that the severance tax on oil and gas production they hoped to include is... read more
Posted on 06/05/15 by Zach Schiller in Revenue & Budget
Legislators in Columbus are heading into the stretch run of approving a two-year budget, and much of the attention has focused, as it should, on how much the Senate will add to the $1.2 billion... read more