Rep. Lepore-Hagan Responds To General Motors' Deal To Refund Tax Credits
GM to repay $28 million in tax credits, invest $12 million for community support programs in the Mahoning Valley

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown) today responded to an agreement between the Ohio Tax Credit Authority and General Motors Co. (GM) requiring the repayment of $28 million in state tax incentives, with $12 million for "community support programs" in the Mahoning Valley:

“The first letter I sent requesting this assistance was in February of 2019 because I knew how devastating the closure of this plant would be. Families have been torn apart, people have lost their homes and their investments. I’m not happy that these jobs were lost, but at least GM is stepping up to financially repay some of what Mahoning Valley has given them,” said Rep Lepore-Hagan. “We have to keep pressure on corporations that receive state tax breaks and make sure that they are providing the jobs that were promised instead of packing up and leaving town and taking part of our economy with them.”

In February, 2019 following the announcement of GM layoffs, Rep. Lepore-Hagan requested the state’s GM tax incentive and public support information from JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Taxation, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. She has consistently called for GM and the state to return funds to Mahoning Valley and support workers.

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