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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