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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Early childhood education leaders say misinformation in statehouse led to funding bill’s death

Idaho is only one of four states in the country to not provide any funding for any kind of pre-school education.

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho House Bill 226 would have likely passed in any other session but it became a flashpoint within the statehouse when it failed 34-36 after one Republican representative made ‘sexist’ remarks about mothers staying home and other Republicans expressing unfounded concerns of a “social justice ideology” being taught to children.

With lawmakers claiming that the programs the grants would fund would be “indoctrinating” children, KTVB spoke with two early childhood education experts to find out exactly

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