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New Bill Proposes Tax Credits for STEM Majors

KRISTIE WELLS / FLICKR Talk to hiring managers at manufacturing companies around Ohio and you’ll frequently hear one complaint: they have jobs open, but can’ t find enough local people with a science, technology, engineering or math background. “It’s frustrating when you have a state unemployment rate of seven percent,” says Rep. Jay Hottinger (R-Newark). [...]

More Ohio School Districts Turning to Income Taxes

WCPN’s Michelle Kanu reports that more Ohio school districts are turning to income taxes to raise money: Across Ohio, public schools mostly depend on state funding and local property taxes for revenue.  Only 30 percent of districts also tax their residents’ paychecks.  But the approach is growing more popular as schools seek other ways to [...]

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