In addition to preserving across-the-board tax cuts for every Ohio taxpayer, Senate Republicans recently voted to eliminate Ohio’s two lowest income tax brackets, providing tax relief to those who need it most. We also doubled the amount that you can save tax-free for your child’s college education and voted to make permanent the state’s popular back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday. The Senate also worked on a bipartisan plan to provide much-needed relief to Ohio’s farmers by making long-overdue changes to the state’s formula for valuing agricultural land, as well as authorizing tax credits to incentivize job creation and economic development in rural, underserved areas of the state (known as the “Rural Jobs Act”). We provided relief to Ohio’s families by exempting corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses from sales and use taxes, beginning July 1, 2019. In short, while we improved the state’s finances and passed a balanced budget, we also made sure that you are able to keep more of your hard-earned money.