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A new study by the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio shows one in ten Amazon employees or family members in the state received food stamp benefits in August of last year. 

Columbus City Council last night formally objected to the renewal of liquor licenses for eight local bars or carryouts the city says have a history of criminal activity.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for a developer who plans to build a hotel, office space, restaurant and a parking garage on the site of the former Haiku restaurant building on North High Street in the Short North.

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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.

Columbus City Council last night approved new restrictions banning the tethering of dogs outdoors during overnight hours.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property tax abatement worth 1.8 million dollars for Benderson Development to build a warehouse and office complex at the site of the old Consumer Square shopping mall on Tussing Road, creating 20 new jobs.

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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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Social networking giant Facebook will build a new 970 thousnd square foot data center in New Albany, with the help of local and state tax breaks.

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A social media giant is developing a huge data center in Central Ohio. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved tax incentive legislation designed to attract large companies, amid word that the city is competing to land Asian electronics giant Foxconn.

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Columbus City Council last night tabled indefinitely a plan to ask voters in November to expand the number of council members and create a hybrid district representation system.

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State legislative leaders acting under pressure from an outside group have belatedly named the members of a panel they created to examine more than 9 billion dollars in state tax breaks given annually.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving the development director the authority to negotiate the creation of a tax-increment financing district for fast food operator White Castle to expand its corporate offices on Goodale Street and create 300 housing units.

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A state small businesses tax cut is under fire from Democrats and some Republicans who say the current budget situation shows it's time to repeal it.

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Ohio lawmakers are considering giving farmers a break on their rising property tax bills.

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The Ohio House is considering a bill giving a 25 percent tax credit to musicians who use Ohio recording studios for projects costing more than 10 thousand dollars.

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Columbus City Council last night approved giving the parent of Anchor Hocking a tax break to move its headquarters from Lancaster.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says his constituents will support his opposition to President Trump's corporate tax cut proposal. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 6-year, 65 percent income tax break for a health care I-T company to move from Dublin to Columbus. 

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Columbus officials have announced redevelopment plans for the North Market. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a contract with Rumpke to collect recyclables and yard waste over the next five years.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 1.7 million dollar contract with a private company to bill insurance companies for EMS and ambulance services.

Columbus Board of Education members said last night they will meet with Columbus City officials every three months to learn more about the tax breaks the city has in the pipeline.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 872.7 million dollar budget for 2017.

In exchange for an estimated $68-million tax abatement, the developer behind the Easton Town Center retail complex is promising to create 500 new jobs, 250 housing units and jumpstart a development fund for the nearby Linden neighborhood. 

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A mixed-used development is planned for the 400 block of West Broad Street, including the site of a recently closed restaurant.

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Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks totaling for Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.

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State lawmakers wrapping up work in the lame-duck session on Thursday approved a total property tax exemption for Nationwide Arena.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 500 thousand dollar contract with Texas-based Watch Guard Video to provide body cameras for police officers.

Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares will get city tax breaks to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.

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