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Ohio Rep. Hagan introduces transparency bill for the sixth time

Published: Fri, November 22, 2013 @ 12:03 a.m.

Staff report


State Rep. Robert F. Hagan will introduce a bill for the sixth time that he says “will shine a spotlight on how corporate citizens prop up employee benefits at taxpayers’ expense.”

Hagan, of Youngstown, D-58th, said Thursday that the bill would require the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to publish a report showing how much state financial assistance the 50 largest corporations in Ohio receive. The report would be provided to JobsOhio, the Development Services Agency and other state officials so they could understand the full weight of taxpayer subsidies to a company before deciding to hand out more tax dollars, he said.

This comes after a report that showed some of the most profitable companies in the state have large numbers of employees enrolled in public assistance programs such as Medicaid and food stamps.

“Ohioans who have a job that forces them to rely on public assistance are frustrated with an economy that isn’t working for them,” Hagan said. “We’re 44th in job creation, yet some of the most profitable corporations in our state continue to get tax breaks while taxpayers pick up the tab for their employees’ health benefits.”


1metroman(42 comments)posted 9 months ago

Hey Bob how about a bill for full disclosure on IRS scandal, Benghazi, Obama Care that is now called the Affordable Healthcare Act and soon to be called AHA then later called the Romney Healthcare Plan then....; why was there 200 top officers in the military canned in the last two years and 3 generals that controlled the Nuclear Arsenal fired in the last month and what about the Nuc's moved from a Texas Base without a sign off and on and on and on............. Six time, maybe you'll have better support with these.

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2commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 9 months ago

Will this bill show how GM is going to "stick it up the taxpayers a--" for 10 BILLION dollars after the government sells off the remaining shares of GM for a LOSS by the end of this year?

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