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Two years ago Friday, Republicans in Congress passed a sweeping tax cut. It was supposed to be a gift-wrapped present to taxpayers and the economy. But in hindsight, it looks more like a costly lump of coal.

Passed on a party-line vote, the tax cut is the signature legislative accomplishment of President Trump's first term. He had campaigned hard for the measure, promising it would boost paychecks for working people.

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Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci says his U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown is about two people from different backgrounds.

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The federal deficit ballooned to $779 billion in the just-ended fiscal year — a remarkable tide of red ink for a country not mired in recession or war.

The government is expected to borrow more than a trillion dollars in the coming year, in part to make up for tax receipts that have been slashed by GOP tax cuts.

Corporate tax collections fell by 31 percent in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, despite robust corporate profits. That's hardly surprising after lawmakers cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved an agreement returning proceeds of the federal tax cut to customers of Columbus-based American Electric Power. 

Ohio has been gaining jobs over the last few years, and its unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years a few months ago.

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Ohio Republican party officials say President Trump will campaign for GOP 12th congressional district candidate Troy Balderson this Saturday in Delaware County. 

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President Trump criticized U.S. immigration policies during a business roundtable in Cleveland on Saturday. 

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The White House says President Trump will visit Cleveland this weekend to tout his unpopular tax cuts. 

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While the stock market was taking a major dive on Monday, President Trump was in the Cincinnati area to drum up public support for the unpopular Republican tax cut package. 

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The White House says President Trump will visit Cincinnati and Blue Ash on Monday to promote the the Republican tax plan he signed into law last year. 

Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum offered a glimpse at how the central Ohio economy may fare in 2018. 

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A provision in the new federal tax bill has many environmental advocates concerned. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

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The U.S. House and Senate have passed the GOP tax cut bill along party lines.

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was in Columbus yesterday to promote the  1.5 trillion dollar Republican tax plan being considered on Capitol Hill.

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An annual review of working conditions in Ohio by the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio shows signs of improvement in some areas, but problems remain.

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State lawmakers are considering giving farmers a real estate tax break.

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State lawmakers and policy advocates are sounding off in response to Governor John Kasich’s proposal to cut income taxes while increasing other taxes to pay for those tax cuts.

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Last month, Ohio Governor John Kasich warned a tough state budget process is ahead.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is among the many Republicans who say cutting taxes helps the economy.

Think Tank Says Ohio Tax Policies Favor The Wealthy

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Ohio lawmakers began income tax cuts back in 2005 and they have continued to cut those same taxes even in recent years.

President Barack Obama used a rally in Cincinnati today to highlight U.S. trade action against China.