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Ohio bill would regulate Uber, Lyft

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments


Ohio General Assembly has decided that even though the state does not regulate taxis, it needs to regulate Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies.

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With great pork should come great transparency

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments


Legislators call them earmarks, but taxpayers prefer to call them pork — and Ohio’s budget for the next two years contains millions of dollars for them.

Oink. Oink.

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Ohio budget: Traffic cameras must go, smokers pay more, bureaucrats make more

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

Derek Jensen

Ohioans will get a tax cut, smokers will pay more cigarettes and cities will be penalized for keeping traffic cameras under the state’s biennial budget.

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Local tax hikes in Ohio’s budget bill

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Jeremy Thompson from United States of America

Several communities across the state could see higher taxes, thanks to various provisions in Ohio’s biennial budget bill.

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Kasich will sign pure caffeine, powdered alcohol ban

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments


Ohio Gov. John Kasich is poised to sign a ban on powdered or crystalline alcohol and pure caffeine products.

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Make-A-Wish wishes for $500,000 from Ohio taxpayers

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Uncategorized  /  No Comments


Make-A-Wish wants your tax dollars. Technically, they want an allocation in Ohio’s budget for wish-granting organizations.

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