Kasich Budget: Ten Days Late and Counting


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You may have seen the coverage today about how, despite putting out numbers yesterday that suggest most schools will see increases in state aid, leaked Kasich administration documents show that all but 4 districts will actually have their funding cut in 2012.

How does the administration defend this contradicton? They don’t, really. They admit that Innovation Ohio has their data, but that it’s based on an old formula and the final formula isn’t available yet and they won’t comment on whether the picture it paints is accurate or not. Meanwhile, school districts are still hanging in the wind, not knowing how they will fare, when budget hearings are already underway (and school levy deadlines are approaching), and it’s impossible for districts to make an informed case with legislators without this information.

Here’s the thing. By Ohio law, the budget was due on March 15. It’s now the 25th and we’ve officially started the weekend, so we’re now approaching TWO FULL WEEKS late. The phrase “speed of business” springs to mind, but not in a good way. If these guys are operating like a business, it seems to be Enron.

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