Budget Press Clips: February 25


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A couple of editorials today – The Toledo Blade comments on the GOP’s quick turnaround on whether raising fees actually counts as increasing taxes, based on their introduction of increased vehicle title fees in the Department of Public Safety budget.

Funding fees – Toledo Blade

The Dayton Daily News discusses the importance of objective state agency performance audits, mandated by proposed legislation that just passed the Ohio House, in sorting out competing claims about who is better compensated – public or private employees.

Editorial: Apples to apples – Dayton Daily News

Governor Kasich hints at the reform agenda that will be included in his budget.

Governor argues for restructuring – Akron Beacon Journal

Gov. John Kasich touts reduced regulations for public colleges – Chillicothe Gazette

Finally, a few other perspectives on the budget challenges

Suburban school district reps meet with hopes to save state funding – Cleveland Plain Dealer

State Representative Armond Budish explains state budget woes at Shaker Heights forum – Cleveland Plain Dealer

Fewer freed inmates returning to prison – Columbus Dispatch

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