Ohio House of Representatives Adds Two New Faces

  Two new members were sworn in as State Representatives in the Ohio House on Thursday. Rep. Jason Stephens (R-Kits Hill) is replacing former Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) who left to become President of the University of Rio Grande. Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) has been appointed to the spot left vacant…

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Poll: Majority of Nation’s Democrats Favor Educational Choices

by Bruce Walker   School choice is overwhelmingly supported by likely Democratic primary voters nationwide, according to a recent poll conducted on behalf of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER). Education analysts interpret the poll results as a rebuke of current Democratic Party strategies nationwide in general and, specifically, Michigan Gov.…

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Lawyers and Lobbyists Likely to Have Income Tax Deduction Restored in Bill Giving Deductions to Teachers

When the biennium budget was passed in July, a last minute provision added in Conference Committee took away the Business Income Deduction (BID) from two specific groups – lawyers and lobbyists. The deduction may be returned thanks to Senate Bill 26, a bill originally designed to give teachers a write-off when they spend unreimbursed money for their classrooms.

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