The City of Dayton announced it will begin a new development project downtown. The commission approved a $36 million pre-development agreement for what’s called the Water Street Project that will enhance riverfront property in the city.
Ohio employers have been paying millions in higher taxes because the state has failed to repay a federal loan to cover unemployment benefits during the recession.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state's failure to repay the $1.5 billion federal debt has left Ohio employers with a $272 million tax increase over the past 18 months.
Employers pay state and federal payroll taxes to fund jobless benefits. But Ohio was among 36 states forced to borrow from the federal government to keep paying jobless benefits when the recession hit.
The head of a congressional panel has visited southwest Ohio for a hearing packed by salaried retirees of a bankrupt auto-parts supplier who are suing to have their full pensions restored.
The Dayton Daily News reports Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida vowed Monday to subpoena more people about why pensions of Delphi salaried retirees were cut while those of other auto industry retirees were not. Mica leads the Subcommittee on Government Operations for the House Oversight Committee.
The Dayton Development Coalition has wrapped up its annual trip to Washington, D.C. this week. The fly-in includes business, educational and government leaders from the area. This week on PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord is joined by Michael Gessel with the Dayton Development Coalition to talk about the trip.