Flat Tax Plan Falls Flat in Ohio

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This week Ohio Gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell unveiled a plan to introduce a flat rate income tax. So far Blackwell and his staff are speaking only in vague terms about the proposal. However, a new Policy Matters Ohio report delves into the harmful repercussions of a similar plan. As presented, this fiscally irresponsible proposal would raise taxes on the middle class and cut taxes on the wealthiest Ohioans while simultaneously creating a huge budget hole.

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