OH’s economic outlook improves, but performance remains stagnant

By   /  April 15, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Its mixed news for Ohio in the annual Rich States, Poor States report released today.

The economic outlook for Ohio has steadily risen to 23 in 2014 from 47 in 2008, including a three-spot jump in ranking over last year. But when it comes to actual economic performance, the state continues to rank 49, behind perennial last-place Michigan, as it has since the reporting began.

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Congrats, Ohio — today is your Tax Freedom Day

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Congratulations, Ohio. As of today you’re no longer working for Uncle Sam.

Well, not literally, but it took Ohioans until April 14 to earn enough money to pay all their taxes for the year.

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Obamacare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

By   /  April 11, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is coming to vending machines.

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Ohio businesses may get automatic tax refunds

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  News, Ohio, Ohio House of Represenatives  /  No Comments

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With the tax filing deadline only two weeks away, consumers are being inundated with ads about how to spend their tax refunds. But what if you didn’t know you had a refund coming to you? What if the state was spending your refund money instead? That’s the situation in Ohio – but maybe not for long.

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Even art murals can’t dig Toledo out of its budget hole

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Toledo City Council has a new economic development tool: murals. That’s right, spending $20,000 of taxpayer money to paint murals on buildings in the city is a form of economic development. At least, that’s what two members of the council would have you believe.

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