How Much Do Offshore Tax Havens Cost You?

How Much Do Offshore Tax Havens Cost You?

Fair Tax Policy

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Ohio House Adopts Value-Added Reporting Changes That Benefit Charter Schools

Ohio House Adopts Value-Added Reporting Changes That Benefit Charter Schools

House Bill 487 contains all of the education related components of John Kasich’s recent budget bill and was adopted by the Ohio House this week after being amended by the House Education Committee.  One of the amendments added by the committee that has not received any press is a proposed change in the way value-added results would be calculated and graded on school and district report cards.

The exact text of the bill is included below.  The underlined text is what has been added …

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Kasich’s Soul Brothers May Be Absentees This Year

Kasich’s Soul Brothers May Be Absentees This Year

I doubt that two of Gov. Kasich’s old Republican friends will be turning up at the governor’s campaign  appearances this year:  Mitt Romney and Chris Christie.

The Columbus Dispatch, long friendly to the governor, has published before -and-after photos of  Kasich with Mitt in 2012 at Otterbein University.  A big Romney campaign sign in a photo that turned up on Kasich’s campaign website, revealed Republican Mitt Romney’s motto: Real Change Day One…

The sign has been scrubbed from a photo on the Ohio governor’s  website. It speaks …

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E-Clips for 4/15/2014

E-Clips for 4/15/2014

Former President Clinton to speak in Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton will headline an Ohio Democratic Party event this summer.

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage
A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a lawsuit seeking to force Ohio to allow gay couples to marry.

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages …

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Federal Judge Set To Issue Key Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

Federal Judge Set To Issue Key Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

BY AMANDA LEE MYERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow same-sex marriage.

Judge Timothy Black indicated in court on April 4 that he expects to rule on Monday, ordering Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages because the state’s ban violates constitutional rights and denies a fundamental right for people …

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April 16th Rally Against Gun Violence

A year ago, a minority in the Senate voted to block legislation that would have required background checks for all commercial gun sales and saved lives. But even though Congress has stalled, we’ve seen victories in states and cities all over the country, and our movement is stronger than ever. There’s a lot left to do, and your participation in the movement is crucial to passing common-sense laws all over the country.

Next Wednesday, we’re joining with Moms Demand Action for events to remind our elected officials …

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Ohio Statehouse can’t be rented for same-sex weddings, but that could change

A committee will review if the Ohio Statehouse should be same-sex friendly in terms of renting the Civil War-era landmark for weddings and receptions.

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‘With these rules, you couldn’t execute Timothy McVeigh,’ argues task-force dissent

Many of the recommendations of the Ohio Supreme Court Death Penalty Task Force could blow up before the final report is in the hands of state lawmakers. The 22-member panel is meeting today to wrap up action on 56 recommendations. But a minority report is being drafted by some task force members that will challenge and oppose many of the major recommendations.

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County, Yost trade jabs over absentee-ballot law

State Auditor Dave Yost’s comments about the possibility of getting into Cuyahoga County officials’ pocketbooks should increase the likelihood of a federal probe of voting in Ohio, the county’s law director says.

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Task force would alter Ohio capital punishment

Sweeping changes in how Ohio handles capital punishment, including banning executions of the mentally ill, requiring DNA evidence or a videotaped confession and reserving the death penalty for the “worst of the worst” crimes, are among a long list of recommendations to be finalized by the Ohio Supreme Court Death Penalty Task Force.

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