Judge Rules in Ohio’s Favor on Tax Relief Lawsuit

Last week, a federal judge ruled that the Biden administration cannot prevent Ohio from providing tax relief to its citizens simply because the state accepted federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act. (As reported last week, Ohio’s new budget provides roughly $1.7 billion in personal income tax relief.)

Judge Douglas Cole sided with the state in the lawsuit filed by Attorney General Dave Yost, who said the decision was a “win for the preservation of the U.S. Constitution.”

In its July 5 editorial, The Wall Street Journal (subscription) cheered Ohio’s tax relief efforts, as well as the state’s legal victory — calling it “a double victory for taxpayers.” 7/6/2021