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Ohio community college tuitions jumped 12.4% over 15 years

Ohio two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $4,336 in 2004-05 to $4,873 in 2019-20, the fourth smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Ohio governor makes annual salary of $153,650

The governor of Ohio now draws a yearly salary of $153,650, the 18th highest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Ohio K-12 schools spent $24.1 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Ohio spent an estimated $24.1 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 0.7 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Ohio children in foster care numbered 15,730 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Ohio at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 15,730, a 5.1 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, including Ohio, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Ohio is among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Ohio K-12 schools paid out $12,877 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Ohio spent $12,877 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 24th highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

12.4% of Ohio residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Ohio residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 12.4 percent of the state’s population, the 18th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Ohio offers 74 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ohio number 74, the 19th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Ohio schools get 51.6% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 52 percent of Ohio public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 16th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Ohio reach $8.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Ohio amount to $8.6 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 11th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Ohio averaged $58,000

Teachers’ salaries in Ohio averaged $58,000 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 17th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Ohio reach $7.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Ohio amount to $7.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 10th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Ohio’s public pensions are 55.2 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Ohio’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 55.2 percent of the total, the fifth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Ohio reach $29.5 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Ohio amount to $29.5 billion, the eighth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Ohio

The Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Ohio, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Ohio earns grade of B for manufacturing health

Ohio received a grade of B on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Hocking County’s $3,020-per-month cost of living is the highest in Ohio

Residents of Hocking County need to make $3,020 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Ohio.

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