The analysis, conducted by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, found a familiar outcome. The changes favor wealthier households, those at the top 5 percent of household incomes enjoying an overall reduction in taxes. The rest of Ohioans will see a tax increase, albeit slight.
This has been the pattern the past 14 years as the Republican majorities at the Statehouse have reduced state income tax rates, now roughly one-third lower than in 2005.
The time is overdue for the governor and lawmakers to ease the burden on households at lower income rungs. Read more