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August is a hectic time of year and your shopping list is likely full of the necessities. It is our hope that the timing of this sales tax holiday will be helpful for parents, families and educators. As you are building your shopping budget and searching for all the best deals, this added measure of a freedom from the sales tax is sure to provide some financial relief.
"The end of the summer can be a challenging time for families, as parents prepare for their children to begin the new school year," said Obhof. "By allowing tax-free back-to-school shopping, this new law will help families stretch their dollar a little further.”
"Our goal is to establish a redistricting process that works for Ohioans, not politicians," said LaRose. "I'm proud of the plan we developed last year to achieve a more balanced way of drawing state legislative lines, and there is no good reason not to extend its provisions to federal districts as well."
“Montgomery County loses 7.6 babies per 1,000 live births and that rate skyrockets to 12.4 among black babies," said Jones. "This is simply unacceptable."