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Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before their extended deadline.

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After 17 days of overtime budget negotiations, lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate have reached a $69 billion two-year spending deal.

Ohio Legislature May Be Nearing Agreement On State Budget

Jul 16, 2019
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, shakes hands with Ohio House speaker Larry Householder after delivering the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Lawmakers who have been negotiating Ohio's next two-year state budget were set to reconvene Tuesday, a day before the extended deadline for the House and Senate to pass the $69 billion spending plan.

Sen. Vernon Sykes
Ohio Senate

For the first time in 12 years, a two-year state operating budget has passed the full Ohio Senate without a single "no" vote. That sends the $69 billion spending plan to a conference committee to work out conflicts with the House version of the budget.

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

Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Lawmakers in the Ohio House are looking over revisions made to the state’s two-year budget bill. The new version made several amendments to Gov. Mike DeWine’s original plan. 

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Gahanna residents who work outside of the city could see their income taxes go up if City Council members approve legislation to reduce some credits. Officials say they need more revenue to stem a budget shortfall.

There was less money coming into the state last month from personal income taxes, but the budget department’s forecasts still appear to be on track to avoid cuts.

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Gahanna officials say they will appeal a Franklin County judge’s ruling Wednesday that Gahanna must repay to residents $13.2 million in overpaid taxes between 2009-2014.

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Voters in Gahanna will decide in November whether to approve an income tax hike, putting the city's tax in line with Columbus but above other suburbs. City leaders say it's necessary because of a projected budget shortfall and delayed infrastructure projects, but the proposal has drawn the ire of local business owners.

A Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Court judge ruled Wednesday the state of Ohio can setup a centralized collection system for municipal income taxes.

Cincinnati and several other Ohio cities and villages filed a lawsuit challenging a recent state law on the issue.