‘Stimulus in best sense of the word’: GOP Ohio senators propose 5% tax cut as part of state budget


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Senate Republicans are proposing an even deeper income tax in their version of the upcoming state budget.

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Matt Huffman, a Lima Republican, is president of the Ohio Senate.

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He said Tuesday the Senate wants a 5% income tax cut, as opposed to the 2% cut in the House-passed version of Ohio’s two-year, $75 billion budget.

Huffman calls it a stimulus in the best sense of the word. The Senate budget plan also boosts funding for schools over the House plan by $223 million over two years.

According to a press release, the move would keep $874 million “with the hard-working families who earned it.”

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we must make sure Ohioans get to keep more of their hard-earned money,” said Huffman. “Fundamentally, our members believe it is your money first, not the government’s money.”

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The Senate and House must reconcile their competing versions of the budget this month.


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