© 2021 WKSU
Public Radio News for Northeast Ohio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Government & Politics
00000174-c556-d691-a376-cdd69e710000

Strickland Outlines Tax Cut Plan

photo of Ted Strickland
JO INGLES
/
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

  One of the Democrats running for U.S. Senate is promising to push for a tax break for middle income Ohioans if he beats Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman in November. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has details.

Former Governor Ted Strickland says the current tax code punishes middle class families so he wants to change it.

“I’m proposing we give a tax cut of $1000 per year to joint filers who make less than $150,000 and a single filer would get a tax cut of $500.”

Strickland’s economic plan also calls for raising the minimum wage and getting rid of tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy. Strickland’s main primary opponent, P.G. Sittenfeld, wants to debate Strickland on this and other issues. Strickland says he won’t.