Today, Governor Kasich relaunched the OhioMeansJobs website (after previous launches were critiqued for sending Ohio job seekers to out-of-state job listings). What the Governor failed to mention at the announcement was that, this week alone, his tax schemes have been criticized for failing to free up funds for job creation and causing many business owners to pay additional taxes.
As Governor Kasich continues to take credit for new tax cuts this week, several articles over the last few days have examined whether working Ohioans are actually seeing a net tax decrease under Kasich’s policies or if it’s all just smoke and mirrors. If you’re a homeowner, a business owner, or not in the top one percent, the answer is likely disappointing.
Today, Ed FitzGerald launched the nation’s largest college affordability plan of its kind in Cuyahoga County. Here’s a look at what Governor Kasich has done for Ohio’s college students and their families:
A report published by the Akron Beacon Journal yesterday found that, while “charter schools received the largest funding boosts per pupil in the most recent state budget, state legislators are toying with the idea of giving them more money to fix Ohio’s dropout problem at a time when charter schools are reporting record-high dropout rates.”
Akron Beacon Journal
Prosecutors in the upcoming federal trial of Stark County businessman Benjamin Suarez are seeking to introduce evidence that, if allowed, could lead to the issuing of subpoenas to U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci and state Treasurer Josh Mandel.