Budget Press Clips: February 26


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Your weekend reading should start with a look at an excellent new report from CBPP on state budget shortfalls, tactics to address them, and the impact that spending cuts at the state level will have on the already-tenuous national economic recovery. In this context, the nation’s Governors, gathered for the National Governors’ Association meeting, are urging Congressional leaders not to make matters worse by drastically cutting funding.

Governors are Proposing Further Deep Cuts in Services, Likely Harming Their Economies – Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Govs to feds: Avoid causing states any more pain – Associated Press

State budget battles fuel debate about who pays – McClatchy

State budget crisis looms over governors meeting – Associated Press

The Transportation budget includes a $10 increase in vehicle title fees, which some are calling a tax increase by the Kasich administration:

Ohio would increase fee for auto titles under current budget proposal – Cleveland Plain Dealer

An education policy group released a new report suggesting Ohio schools could save millions by sharing services regionally:

Knowledge Works report suggests money-saving ideas for Ohio’s schools – WCPO-TV

And our usual round-up of coverage of the local impacts of state budget cuts:

OU plans cuts to plug likely $33M budget gap – Columbus Dispatch

Funding fight: Area government officials to make case for state dollars – Medina Gazette

RULH superintendent campaigns for budget awareness – Maysville Ledger Independent

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