Bill Cohen

Evangelicals flex political muscle

By: - March 24, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Evangelical Christians, energized by ballot victories in the 2004 election, are gearing up to have an impact on the state’s 2006 races for governor and other statewide offices. Groups headed by the prominent pastors of two evangelical Protestant mega-churches in Ohio plan to push conservative religious values on issues such as abortion […]

Ohio Tax Repeal Drive Divides GOP Officeholders

By: - January 7, 2004

Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is locking horns with his fellow Republicans over a $1.2 billion a year sales tax increase approved by the GOP-dominated legislature in 2003. Blackwell’s official job is to oversee elections, but the outspoken conservative has launched a petition drive to either force lawmakers to wipe out the tax hike […]

Ohio: Anatomy Of A Budget Crunch

By: - October 22, 2001

The slowing U.S. economy is shrinking the budgets of at least 40 states, and about two dozen of them have frozen spending or cut program to plug the gaps, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures and data compiled by Ohio is a good example of the problem, the possible solutions, and the […]

Slowdown Means Double Headache for Ohio

By: - April 5, 2001

Most states are feeling a budget pinch, now that the economy is cooling off. But few states face Ohio’s “double whammy.” At the same time that budget specialists have realized tax revenues over the next two years may come in $800 million below projections, Ohio is under pressure from the state Supreme Court to pump […]

Ohio Joins Other States Trying to Capture Lost Revenue

By: - February 13, 2001

Millions of Ohioans have long neglected to pay sales taxes on mail-order goods, and the state government has let them get away with it. But this year is different. As Ohioans hunch over state income forms with an April 15th deadline, they’re noticing a new line — one that asks how much they spent on […]

Economic Slowdown: Ohio A Case In Point

By: - December 28, 2000

COLUMBUS — The party is over for state lawmakers. For several years, the booming economy had made their jobs relatively easy, but now, that’s changing. Ohio is a good example. For the past five years, the bustling economy brought in a bonanza of sales tax and income tax revenues. So much money flowed in, legislators […]