Budget Press Clips: February 19-20


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In today’s papers, first we meet Senate Finance Chairman, Chris Widener, the man who will oversee the budget process when it arrives in the Senate. In this article he remarks: “We’re not going to be able to hold anyone harmless in this budget situation,” but tax hikes are off the table. Hmmm.

Widener will be in the tempest of budget battle – Springfield News Sun

Also in the news today:

200 at UT mull Ohio’s expense for its prisons – Toledo Blade

Children’s Medical Center vulnerable due to medicaid reliance – Dayton Daily News

No fix in sight for state’s unemployment fund – Dayton Daily News

Bargaining controversy muddies budget talks – Dayton Daily News

And a great explainer about a local school levy, and why, thanks to tax reform, even with tough decisions made by the District, a tax increase is still necessary. Expect this to play out around the state as a result of reductions in the upcoming budget.

Tiffin City Schools’ response to forum questions – Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune

Finally, the tweet of the day:

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