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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…

“Testimony Tuesday”

Sen. Nina Turner and other Democratic lawmakers and representatives of union groups and the faith community grater outside the Ohio Statehouse for “Testimony Tuesday,” offering comments on Republican-backed election law changes and directives that opponents say will make it harder to vote. (Technical difficulty note: FlipCam kept shutting itself off near the end, so last…