Tax bills, arrested lawmaker, parental consent

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State Rep. Bob Young, R-Green, was booked into the Tuscarawas County Jail Monday night on a Summit County charge of violating a protection order.

An Ohio state lawmaker was arrested this week for violating an order of protection. The debate over parental consent for abortions heated up, and we took a deep dive into property taxes.

We break down what it all means in this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained. A podcast from the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau to catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less.

This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Haley BeMiller.

How to read your property tax bill

Calculating your property taxes involves a complicated set of calculations complete with constitutional requirements and a myriad of state rules and exemptions. Not to mention the thousands of different taxing districts across Ohio that each have their own levies.

But as postcards go out alerting homeowners to historic rises in property values, we wanted to explain why these increases will mean bigger tax increases for some but not for others.

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