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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 06:08 AM

What were they thinking? Did Ohio lawmakers really think we'd stand by while they gave a huge secret

What were they thinking? Did Ohio lawmakers really think wed stand by while they gave a huge secret tax break to the wealthy residents of Hunting Valley

Sometimes the people we elect to hold state office can boggle the mind with their secret dealings, but the Ohio Legislature did what you might think is unthinkable when they tried to secretly give a huge tax break to residents of wealthy Hunting Valley in Cuyahoga County.

Rather than have a public debate about whether Hunting Valley pays a disproportionate share of the taxes in the Orange School district, legislators bent to the will of lobbyists and worked out a secret deal in the budget bill at the last minute to cap those taxes.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine saw the unfairness of the situation and vetoed it, preserving the taxes for the school district and helping put some sunshine on a deal made in the shadows.

A discussion about the decision to make the rich richer in Hunting Valley leads off the the latest episode of This Week in the CLE, with panelists wondering what Sen. Matt Dolan was thinking when he participated in this scheme. You can listen to the conversation or read a transcript below.

Read more: https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/07/what-were-they-thinking-did-ohio-lawmakers-really-think-wed-stand-by-while-they-gave-a-huge-secret-tax-break-to-the-wealthy-residents-of-hunting-valley-this-week-in-the-cle.html

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Sun Jul 28, 2019, 06:15 AM

1. They also tried to give a multi million dollar break to the Nuclear station.

Passed by one vote after they flew Congressman in. Rescinded hours later.

They call Columbus the State House gang with good reason. Gerrymandering was put on the ballot. Voted overwhelmingly for a fair committee.

Getting as much as they can, while they can.

John Boehner has come out to save 1.3 million pensions.

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