Capital Blog

Dems on GOP Tax Reform

Democratic state Sen. Nina Turner heads another “Testimony Tuesday” at the Ohio Statehouse, this time focusing on Republican-backed tax policies. Other speakers included Norm Wernet, Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans; Brian Rothenberg, ProgressOhio; Wendy Patton, Policy Matters Ohio; and Democratic state Rep. John Carney.

Local Government Funds

Representatives of local governments, firefighters and police officers speak during a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse calling for restoration of local government funds that were cut by Republican lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich. Speakers included Cincinnati Council member PG Sittenfeld; Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks; Toledo Council member Lindsay Webb; Springfield Township Trustee Joe…

MBR Tax Hearing

State Tax Commissioner Joe Testa testifies before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee on a tax reform package proposed by Gov. John Kasich as part of his mid-biennium budget bill. Topics covered include a hike in oil and gas, commercial activity and cigarette tax rates and a cut to income tax rates. The Ohio…