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Ohio ranks 38th in annual tax climate ranking

Ohio finished 38th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Ohio

Urban Meyer, head football coach at Ohio State University, earned $7.6 million in 2018, making Meyer the highest-paid public employee in Ohio last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Ohio to reach $16.5 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Ohio arts agencies are projected to reach $16.5 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.41 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Ohio levies a total tax on lodging of 5.8%

Hotel room bills in Ohio tack on a total state lodging tax of 5.8 percent, the 32nd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Ohio are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

8,505 borrowers in Ohio filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Ohio who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 8,505, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$1.1 billion in federal research dollars flowed to Ohio in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Ohio totaled $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Urban Revitalization Committee honored barbershop owner Robinson at Christmas event

The Urban Revitalization Coalition, Inc., will honor Asu “Mook” Robinson, proprietor of the Diamond Cuts Barbershop, at its Christmas Extravaganza in Cleveland on Sat., Dec. 14.The Urban Revitalization Coalition honored Asu “Mook” Robinson, proprietor of the Diamond Cuts Barbershop, at its Christmas Extravaganza in Cleveland on Dec. 14.

Ohio received nearly $12.4 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $12,399,768 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Ohio, the 10th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Urban Revitalization Coalition giving away $25,000 at Saturday's Christmas Extravaganza

Cleveland's Galleria and Tower will host a Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, organized by the non-profit Urban Revitalization Coalition.

Trump administration urban affairs adviser returns to Cleveland to meet with local officials

Cleveland-born Ja’Ron Smith, President Trump’s director of Urban Affairs and Revitalization, is coming home this weekend to inform communities of what he views as Trump’s progress in urban revitalization and similar policies during two separate events.

Ohio 2-year college students pay $4,720 in tuition and fees

Ohio two-year colleges charged students $4,720 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 33rd lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

16 U.S. House members from Ohio make $174,000 annually

Each of the 16 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Ohio draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

More natural gas power plants in U.S. reduced CO2 emissions by millions of metric tons, energy research program reports

From Washington D.C. Business Daily

Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. increased in 2018, but the nation's increasing use of natural gas is actually assisting in the fight against climate change, an energy producer-backed research program recently announced.

Ohio 4-year university tuitions jumped 1.6% over 15 years

Ohio four-year public university tuition and fees went from $11,157 in 2004-05 to $11,330 in 2019-20, the smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Ohio legislators make base salary of $63,007 per year

State lawmakers in Ohio now draw a base salary of $63,007 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 52 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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.

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