June 15, 2021

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Ohio Statehouse observers are watching the Senate’s income tax cut, education plans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Republican Senators, in proposing a 5% income tax cut in the two-year state operating budget, say they won’t use any American Rescue Plan coronavirus recovery funds to pay for the decrease.

The stimulus act prohibits the money from being used for tax cuts.

But could they still run afoul of the rules?

Complying with the rescue plan is just one of numerous concerns Ohio Statehouse observers have about the Senate’s budget bill. Another one is the school funding plan in the budget, which public education advocates are watching closely.

This week, the Senate Finance Committee is

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Columbia University hosting 6 separate graduation ceremonies based on income level, race, ethnicities

Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify.

The New York City school’s website details graduation ceremonies for Native, Asian, “Latinx” and Black students taking place for Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College at the end of April. Another dubbed “FLI Graduation” is for “first generation and/or low income community.” The school also hosts a “Lavender” graduation for the “LGBTIAQ+ community.”

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the ceremonies will take place online. It’s unclear when the separate ceremonies were announced, but Sunday was

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