Comparable tax rate will allow states to address impacts and invest in future
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia should take a common approach to taxing gas and oil drilling in the Marcellus and Utica Shale, leaders of research and policy organizations from each state said today.
We write today to urge that our states — Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia — take a common, regional approach to taxation of gas and oil at the state level, by adopting a severance tax rate on fracking no lower than that of West Virginia, without holidays, exclusions and credits, and with a similar tax base across all products yielded from a well.
Ohio is further along in our recovery than earlier jobs data indicated, according to freshly benchmarked jobs data from the Current Employment Survey released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Ohio jobs were down 2.4 percent (-132,600) from the start of the recession through January 2014, based on the revised seasonally adjusted numbers. This is a marked improvement compared to the unrevised data, which had the state trailing pre-recession jobs by 4 percent in December. The revised data suggest that the state has made more gains than previously reported.
Libertarians await word on making Ohio’s ballot
Two Libertarian candidates for statewide office in Ohio are awaiting word from the state elections chief on whether they’ll make the May 6 primary ballot.
KY Sen. Paul to keynote Ohio county GOP dinner
Potential 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky will be the keynote speaker for a major southwest Ohio Republican banquet, a GOP official announced Thursday.
Cincinnati police probe Greenpeace security breach
Ohio has slashed aid for college students by a third over the past 10 years. As a result, it now invests less in need-based aid per full-time undergraduate than any Midwestern state and ranks 36th nationally.
It’s your choice, America. Fix the climate, or the guac gets it.
Chipotle Inc. is warning investors that extreme weather events “associated with global climate change” might eventually affect the availability of some of its ingredients. If availability is limited, prices will rise — and Chipotle isn’t sure it’s willing to pay.
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WASHINGTON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule as unconstitutional a state election law that bars people from making recklessly false statements about political candidates, saying it restricts free speech.The legal filing made this week at the Supreme Court is unusual because DeWine is opposing a law that he is charged with defending. To handle that duty, a separate set of attorneys in his office — who will be walled off from DeWine’s work on the case — ...
The President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 includes several important improvements to the pro-work Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) that, taken together, will reduce poverty among low-wage workers and their families, reduce income inequality, strengthen work incentives and send federal dollars to local communities. Congress should approve these proposals.