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The two Amazon distribution facilities planned for Akron and suburban Toledo are receiving 12.1 million dollars in state tax breaks, based on the number of workers at each complex.  

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing two ballot initiatives before local voters this fall. 

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It’s looking like the conference committee working on a compromise state budget will go into the weekend – with the deadline to sign the budget on Sunday night.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation authorizing property tax breaks to spur affordable housing development and improve existing stock on the the Far East Side. 

While both sides insist they are bargaining in good faith, the Columbus City Schools and the teachers union continue to plan for a possible strike this fall. 

The Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers continue contract negotiations ahead of a planned strike this summer. 

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Ohio Senate Republicans made sweeping changes to the House version of the two-year state budget bill, including larger tax cuts and restored tax breaks.

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Columbus City Council last night approved an income tax break for a California-based mortgage lender planing to open an office in the Short North. 

The union representing Columbus City Schools teachers plans to hold a march next week to protest city property-tax abatements and faculty salaries.  

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Columbus City Council last night approved spending 5.6 million dollars in capital improvement bond money to fund grants to build homes for needy families. 

A national developer that wants to revive a South Side industrial site is asking the Columbus City Schools to approve to a tax abatement that could bring the district equipment, scholarships and a property tax windfall down the road.

Columbus City Council last night approved tax breaks for five companies that officials say will retain or create a total of 723 jobs. 

A mayor from another city that tried to land big tech companies might be starting to look pretty smart after Amazon canceled its plans for a New York City headquarters. Activists and local politicians said New York had given up too much for too little.

But it doesn't have to be that way, says San Jose, Calif., Mayor Sam Liccardo, who refused to offer Amazon and another tech giant, Google, any incentives to locate in his city.

New Albany City Council  is offering a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement to a Google subsidiary to build a 600 million dollar data center in the city's business park.  

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation establishing a minimum 15 dollar hourly wage requirement for all jobs created through the city's tax incentive programs. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation opposing the renewal of state liquor licenses for seven local bars and carryouts, citing high levels of criminal activity. 

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State tax reforms in recent years have resulted in big breaks for small businesses owners. 

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Plans to rehab a former manufacturing site owned by Battelle Memorial Institute at West 5th Avenue and Perry Street are proceeding.

A panel of six lawmakers charged with looking at some of the 9 billion dollars in state tax breaks has recommended none be eliminated or reduced for now. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation declaring it intends to dissolve a tax abatement deal with the developer of a Short North project. 

Columbus City Council last night approved changes in municipal tax break policies with an eye toward creating more affordable housing stock. 

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Last December, the City of Columbus filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation and other drug distributors and makers for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. 

 Columbus leaders have announced a new tax abatement strategy designed to increase affordable housing stock. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a pair of income tax breaks for a poultry processing equipment maker to move and expand its east side facility. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance cracking down on so-called “aggressive” panhandling. 

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Columbus City Council last night voted to amend three tax abatements for Short North developers who failed to created the number of jobs the deals required. 

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The Columbus Board of Education heard a proposal Tuesday from a high end developer asking for a special deal on a new project. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 30 thousand dollar settlement of excessive use of force claims by a man stomped by a police officer while restrained last year. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of new gun restrictions, including bans on imitation firearms and bump stocks. 

White Castle

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation creating a tax-increment financing district to fund infrastructure improvements around a planned Goodale Street mixed-use development by White Castle.

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