As Ohio considers new ways to pay for public schools, legislative analysts said Wednesday one option is to replace local property tax revenue with an increase in the state sales tax, but they cautioned that it might be a risky move, the Associated Press reports. To raise the more than $9.9 billion that's needed, policymakers would need to more than double the sales tax rate — from 5.5 cents on the dollar to 13.2 cents. It's one of many ideas being kicked around by an Ohio House subcommittee laying the groundwork for a new state funding formula for schools. Jean...
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