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The State of the State in 2022

The real state of Ohio is concerning. As we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have many scars that are now visible in our...

Trump’s $750 tax bill explained

The New York Times reported recently that President Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and in 2017. How is this...

$775 budget Cuts in Ohio

Governor DeWine proposed $775 billion in budget cuts – primarily hitting our schools ($355 million), higher education ($110 million) and...

COVID-19 Emergency Response Legislation

Last week the U.S. Congress and the Ohio Legislature convened and passed additional emergency legislation to support individuals,...

SJR 3 Testimony

Chairwoman Roegner, Vice Chair Blessing, and Ranking Minority Member Williams, my name is Nick Bates, and I am the policy director with...

We (FINALLY) have a budget

The budget (HB 166) contains the 9th irresponsible income tax cut in 14 years and fails to provide solutions to Ohio’s most pressing...

Another income tax cut? WHY?

The Ohio House of Representatives passed their budget on Thursday (May 9th) after the Finance Committee approved it the night before....

Transportation budget passes

Legislators took an extra weekend to get it done, but Ohio’s new transportation budget is set. As the drama unfolded during the last week...

The budget is out…

“Without new revenue, we wont be able to make the investments needed to build up a strong economy in Ohio that works for everyone. We...

How does Ohio measure up?

On Monday March 4th, 2019, we released our fourth annual report The State of Ohio: A Story Through Statistics during a press conference...

$1 billion hole in transportation budget

Today (February 21st) Governor DeWine officially unveils his proposal to increase the gas tax by 18 cents per gallon to raise revenue to...

A New Governor…

In November, Attorney General Mike DeWine won the election to become Ohio’s next Governor. Governor John Kasich has served 8 years as...

What to expect in 2019

What are your priorities? Where does Ohio need to invest to guarantee our state has great public schools, healthy communities, and an...

Election Season: Levy Basics

Ohio has a whole host of great public services that strengthen our communities. Senior services, libraries, schools, parks, children’s...

Back to school!

As a parent, I am excited for the new school year to start. I love watching the excitement in my son’s eyes as he thinks about seeing all...