Monday, February 4, 2013
Check out this video from the governor’s office to learn more about the proposal.
Gov. John Kasich wants to cut income taxes for small businesses and individuals and lower the sales tax in Ohio’s 2014-2015 budget. “Ohio’s taxes are too high,” Kasich said in a video posted to his website. “They hold back job creators and hold back our economy. We need to fix that.” The Columbus Dispatch reports that while the sales tax would decrease from 5.5 percent to 5 percent under the plan, more services would be subject to the tax. Increasing what can be taxed would allow the government to actually bring in more money over time. The Plain Dealer reports that this proposal includes the first tax rewrite since 2005. Kasich’s education funding reform plan, which he introduced last week, plays a big part in his budget proposal. …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The governor’s plan also includes funds for a special grant, designed to encourage schools to try new approaches to increasing achievement and decreasing cost.
Gov. John Kasich today unveiled his school funding reform plan, “Achievement Everywhere,” which aims to distribute funds fairly to districts and give principals more autonomy. The plan will be part of the governor’s overall 2014-15 budget proposal, which is expected to be released next week. Thursday’s proposal includes $1.2 billion in new money for schools during the next two years. Kasich told reporters on a conference call Thursday afternoon that the additional money is possible because the state has cut costs in other areas and brought in new jobs, which increases the state’s overall revenue. He said his plan would be fully funded from the start, rather than phased in over time. Ohio’s school funding formula, which is based on …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Gov. John Kasich was the speaker at the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce meeting and he talked about the growth and accomplishments of the state since he's been in office.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Avon Lake, have your say!
Gov. John Kasich unveiled new matching designs for Ohio's drivers licenses and license plates. Gone is the pink drivers licenses panned by Ohio's men. In its place is a simpler, red and white design that's supposed to invoke the wings of an airplane. What do you think? Love the new design? Hate it? Think they'll hear about it at the Avon Lake Bureau of Motor Vehicles? Take our poll and tell us in the comments. The new license will feature upgraded security features, a mandate that states must follow by 2013. The new plates and licenses are coming in December 2012. The old ones will be phased out. The new plates will feature 30 to 40 phrases blended into the white background that exemplify Ohio. (Click on the photo for a closer look.) And …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Centralizing local income tax collection is "ridiculous," Avon mayor Jim Smith says.
Avon has joined many cities and towns around Ohio to object to Gov. John Kasich's idea of centralizing local income tax collection into a single state agency rather than cities contracting with private companies such as the Regional Income Tax Agency. Lt. Governor Mary Taylor began floating the idea in the spring, saying it was a way to cut red tape for businesses. Avon is one of many cities concerned that the plan means less money in their coffers. Avon's City Council recently passed a resolution objecting to the plan. The resolution was inspired by a similar objection from Broadview Heights. Strongsville's City Council and Cleveland Heights City Council also recently passed resolutions. The Ohio Municipal League, an organization for Ohio…