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Senate Budget Calls for ‘Asset Tests’ for SNAP Recipients

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Budget Calls for ‘Asset Tests’ for SNAP Recipients

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio Senate added to its budget proposal a provision requiring the state to cut off food stamp assistance for poor Ohioans if their households save up $2,250 or more. It also imposes a requirement known as “change reporting.” This forces Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program clients to report every fluctuation in income — […]

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Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Advocates Say Budget Measure Would Undermine State’s Affordable Housing

By Marty Schladen Scores of Ohio business and social service organizations are voicing opposition to a move by Senate President Matt Huffman to raise taxes on housing for the state’s poor. A spokesman for Huffman didn’t respond to a request for comment. But a measure that Huffman placed in the state budget would require county auditors […]

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Ohio Lawmakers’ Budget Priorities Not Quite on Target, Advocates Say

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Lawmakers’ Budget Priorities Not Quite on Target, Advocates Say

By Tyler Buchanan The money invested in a state budget should be fully reflective of the state’s values, public advocates say in arguing the current proposals considered by Ohio lawmakers have a long way to go in reaching that goal. The comprehensive, two-year budget is being negotiated inside the Ohio Statehouse and includes billions of dollars […]

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What to Know About the State Budget Passed by the Ohio House

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal What to Know About the State Budget Passed by the Ohio House

By Tyler Buchanan Ohio took a step closer toward a constitutional school funding model with the passage Wednesday of a two-year operating budget in the Ohio House of Representatives, a sweeping bill that also proposes an across-the-board income tax cut, a broadband internet expansion plan and more spending to aid businesses struggling from the pandemic. The […]

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Lawmakers Propose Restoration of Transportation Funding to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Lawmakers Propose Restoration of Transportation Funding to Pre-Pandemic Levels

By Tyler Buchanan Some want to see lowering of electric vehicle fees It’s been something of a wild ride for public transportation funding during the budget negotiation process thus far in 2021, but advocates are pleased with the direction things are headed. Gov. Mike DeWine called for a significant decrease in spending on public transportation in […]

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