[img_assist|nid=24577|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225]Panelists at last night's Taxpayer Town Hall explained to the audience that Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) is about our future. President of the Buckeye Institute Matt Mayer told the audience that schools and local governments in Ohio are on spending path that is unsustainable without tax increases, and that tax increases will kill jobs and prosperity. Former Cincinnati City Council Member Jeff Berding explained that Cincinnati faces a deficit every year and that 83% of Cincinnati's general revenue fund goes to labor and that 90% of that is governed by contracts, so the City's hands are tied under current law. Local business owner Dan Regenold explained that when taxes increase, the first thing his business cuts are capital improvements which would have allowed for more jobs.
Please join us for a Taxpayer Town Hall tonight in the greater Cincinnati area or tomorrow night in Geauga County. The town hall panels will be moderated by former State Representative and AFP-Ohio Policy Director Seth Morgan, and will focus on the financial crises faced by many of our cities, townships, villages, and schools, how these crises could affect Ohio's jobs and citizens, and how State Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) can help solve these crises.
Over the next few weeks, AFP-Ohio will partner with Tea Parties, 9/12 groups, and other liberty organizations to host Taxpayer Town halls in Geauga County, Tiffin, Troy, the Greater Cincinnati Area-West, Norwalk, Zanesville, Canton, the Greater Toledo Area, and additional locations to be announced. Click here for more information.
Americans for Prosperity-Ohio is kicking off a statewide series of Taxpayer Town Halls this Tuesday, August 16th in the greater Cincinnati area. The Eastern Hills Community Tea Party is partnering with us on this town hall, which will feature former Cincinnati City Council member Jeff Berding, Buckeye Institute President Matt Mayer and local business owner Dan Regenold as panelists.
The panel will be moderated by former State Representative and AFP-Ohio Policy Director Seth Morgan, and will focus on the financial crises faced by many of our cities, townships, villages, and schools, how these crises could affect Ohio's jobs and citizens, and how State Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) can help solve these crises.
Matt Mayer, who is the President of The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy, will join us at many of our Taxpayer Town Halls this fall. The Buckeye Institute has published numerous reports explaining why Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) is crucial to Ohio's taxpayers and dispelling myths about SB 5. According to a recent report by the Buckeye Institute, Senate Bill 5 will save taxpayers the following amounts (click here to see the full report):
State Government Annual Savings: $191,000,000
Higher Education Annual Savings: $237,730,000
Local Government Annual Savings: $699,128,000
K-12 Public School Annual Savings: $235,800,000
Total Annual Savings: $1.4 Billion
Americans for Prosperity-Ohio is kicking off a statewide series of Taxpayer Town Halls on August 16th in the Greater Cincinnati Area. We are partnering with Tea Parties, 9-12 Groups, and other liberty organizations to host these town halls. These meetings will focus on the financial crises that many local governments across Ohio are facing, how those crises could affect citizens, jobs and our economy, what local governments can do to address their financial challenges, and how Senate Bill 5 can help.