Ohio Budget Reform

OSCPA works closely with Ohio’s government leaders to find innovative solutions that will create jobs, lower the tax burden and foster Ohio's economic growth.

OSCPA has successfully worked with legislators to implement several important reforms. Many of these reforms sprang from OSCPA’s Ohio Budget Advisory Task Force, which recommended solutions to government leaders in a comprehensive Task Force Report. Recommendations included streamlining state and local government, reducing costly regulations that slow business growth and creating a jobs-friendly environment in Ohio.

More recently, OSCPA has been working with government leaders regarding Gov. John Kasich’s “Jobs 2.0” budget – a bold, multi-pronged plan to overhaul the state’s tax structure that includes reducing the state’s reliance on income tax and expanding Ohio’s sales tax base to include many services.

The plan is intended to create jobs and make Ohio more competitive. OSCPA will be following the budget deliberations closely, particularly the proposal to tax accounting, legal and other professional services.

Check back here often for the latest news and updates on OSCPA’s discussions with the governor’s budget team and Ohio legislators. You can also follow OSCPA on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

If you have any questions on this or other legislative matters, please contact OSCPA’s governmental affairs team.

Ohio Budget Reform news

  • Budget bill begins conference deliberations

    Feb 08, 2012
    The Ohio Senate passed Ohio’s biennial budget on Wednesday in a 23-10 vote. The bill now goes to a House/Senate conference committee for further negotiation.
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  • Kent State develops inventory for local government collaboration

    Feb 08, 2012
    Kent State University’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy has developed a comprehensive inventory of more than 240 collaborative projects that are actively happening or are being explored as ideas for possible implementation in Northeast Ohio.
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  • Ohio Senate makes major shifts in funding in proposed budget

    Feb 08, 2012
    The Ohio Senate unveiled its substitute version of the biennial budget that added funding for K-12 education and local government. Among the OSCPA-backed provisions retained in the legislation are the elimination of the estate tax beginning in Jan. 1, 2013 and a program that allows Ohio high school graduates who haven’t lived in Ohio for the past 12 months or more to qualify for in-state tuition for a 10-year period after high school graduation.
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  • OSCPA testifies on Jobs Budget

    Feb 08, 2012
    OSCPA Immediate Past Chair Matt Yuskewich, CPA testified in favor of numerous provisions contained in Am. Sub. H.B. 153, the pending biennial “Jobs Budget.
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  • Grading government efficiency

    Feb 08, 2012
    Ohio’s government agencies will soon be graded on their efficiency thanks to the passage of OSCPA-backed performance audit legislation.
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  • Ohio tackles state brain drain

    Feb 08, 2012
    A provision to aid Ohio’s economic recovery and stop the “brain drain” was added to the Jobs Budget (Am. Sub. H.B. 153) by the Ohio House last week.
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