Columbus’ move to tax gambling winnings puts it at the table with the state’s other largest cities.
The city council voted unanimously last week to impose the city’s 2.5 percent income tax on any winnings claimed by its residents on games of chance, including church raffles, the state-run lottery and other drawings. Even those who win cash playing bingo or entering basketball-tournament pools would be required to give up a share of their jackpots.
The fund that pays jobless benefits in Ohio went broke in 2009, and there’s no evidence the state is looking for a lasting solution.
The sagging Ohio Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund needs a long-term fix to make it solvent, say experts and others who are urging officials to make it a priority. And even though the unemployed still receive benefits because of federal loans obtained by the state, such debt comes at a cost.
He really did it this time! Brian Rothenberg is to be locked up by the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Thursday, August 9th, from 12-1PM and he needs your help!
His parole officer is already accepting donations towards his $2400 bail and every dollar counts!
Policy Matters Ohio will moderate a discussion on Monday, August 6, on solutions to help revitalize American manufacturing. The roundtable will bring together local and national experts to talk about creative solutions to the challenges facing manufacturers.
Policy Matters Ohio Executive Director Amy Hanauer will moderate the panel, which will feature:
The state watchdog has found that Ohio's leading education official was on the payroll of a Texas-based standardized testing firm when he lobbied state lawmakers last year on a bill that benefited the company.