PRESS RELEASE: OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL WOULD SACRIFICE $11.2 BILLION IN AID FOR OHIOANS TO CUT TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
March 18, 2021

Contact:
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL WOULD SACRIFICE $11.2 BILLION IN AID FOR OHIOANS TO CUT TAXES FOR THE WEALTHY

The American Rescue Plan Delivers Direct Checks For 5,373,432 Ohioans, Delivers $11.2 Billion in State And Local Aid, $4.71 Billion To Reopen Ohio’s Schools, And Child Tax Credits That Benefit 92% Of Ohio Children

New Interactive Map and State-By-State Report Highlights How All States, Including Ohio, Will Benefit From the American Rescue Plan

Between December 2019 – December 2020, Ohio Saw A 14% Decrease In State Government Jobs

56% of Ohioans Support The American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing the Biden administration for investing in middle and low-income Ohioans because it gets in the way of his agenda of cutting taxes for the corporations and the rich who bankrolled his campaign.

While 14% of Ohio’s state government jobs vanished in 2020 and Governor Mike DeWine ordered $390 million in new spending cuts across state agencies in January, Attorney General Yost would rather forfeit crucial aid for Ohioans than accept the much-needed aid in the American Rescue Plan.

“By attacking the American Rescue Plan for preventing him from cutting taxes for corporations and the rich, Attorney General Dave Yost is showing where his loyalties lie — and it’s not with Ohio’s workers and families,” said Maddy McDaniel, communications director for Invest in America. “The American Rescue Plan puts money in the pockets of the Ohioans who need it the most, delivers funds to ramp up vaccine distribution, and provides money to reopen schools quickly and safely. It’s shameful that while the Ohio state government is struggling to make ends meet and thousands of essential workers have lost their jobs, Dave Yost’s primary concern is how he can line the pockets of the wealthy.”

The American Rescue Plan provides:

  • Direct checks for 5,373,432 Ohioans

  • $11.2 billion in Ohio state and local aid to prevent essential worker layoffs and for faster vaccine distribution

  • $4.71 billion to help Ohio schools reopen faster

  • 2,372,000 Ohio children and 691,000 workers would benefit from child tax credit and earned income tax credit expansions

View Invest in America’s state-by-state report and interactive map on how every state benefits from the American Rescue Plan here.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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