The Kasich administration has said a small business tax cut passed in 2013 to spark job creation is not the cause of the state’s budget shortfall, which is approaching a billion dollars. But Democrats are saying it’s not doing what it was intended to do. 

The tax cut is targeted toward small businesses that report revenue as personal income, and the Ohio Department of Taxation says it cost the state around $1.1 billion last year. But critics such as Democratic Sen. Michael Skindell say it hasn’t created jobs – just a huge tax loophole.

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President Donald Trump wants to privatize air traffic control.  He says the current system run by the Federal Aviation Administration is out of date and the private sector can get things squared away faster and cheaper.  But a leading economist says, “Perhaps not 

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The University of Akron is getting $630,000 to aid its students in emergencies that threaten to end their education.

The money comes from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Students can get up to a $1,000 emergency grant to spend anything that’s not directly related to education.

Ron Bowman is assistant vice president for student success at the University of Akron.

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A jury is now deliberating in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose. Closing arguments lasted nearly three hours Monday. Assistant prosecutor Stacey DeGraffenreid argued Tensing's actions during the traffic stop were unreasonable.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to not hear an argument from an Ohio group that claims the state’s top elections official is wrongfully tossing out ballots.