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12:26 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Governor’s Budget Update Bill Includes Tax Cut, Cigarette And Driller Hike

The governor’s budget update bill includes another state income tax cut – paid for by increases in two existing taxes.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Islom Shakhbandarov

Beginning today, WYSO brings you the second season of ReInvention Stories, profiles of Daytonians who are reinventing themselves and their communities.  Last year, in season one, we heard stories from South Park Belmont, Twin Towers and Residence Park. This year we’ll visit Old North Dayton and Five Oaks – plus the western suburb of Trotwood.

We’ll find out how people are coping with ongoing changes in the local economy and learn about the dreams they have for themselves and their neighborhoods.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Conrad's Corner: March 11, 2014

Janeal Ravndal reads Marsha Bush's poem, "Letter To My Mother."

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The Economy & Business
6:33 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Huber Heights To Seek Income Tax Increase

Huber Heights has seen revenues decline since the Recession.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Huber Heights has announced plans to seek an income tax increase on the November 2014 ballot; the city is predicting budget shortfalls of $2.3 million per year.

“We’ve been using reserves for the past five or six years to provide the services we have out there today, and we’ve come to a crossroads,” says Scott Falkowski, Huber Heights Assistant City Manager.

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Statewide News
6:29 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Ohio Gov. Kasich Proposes Midterm Budget

Credit Office of Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich's midterm budget was released today.  Among the key proposals –

The Governor is calling for an 8.5 percent income tax cut for Ohioans - to bring the top rate to 4.66 percent by 2016. Kasich also proposed an increase in cigarette taxes - to $1.85 a pack. Similar increases would apply to other tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

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