Ohio Budget Watch is taking a break
Hey everyone! In case you can’t tell, we are going to take a hiatus from updating the Budget Watch website.
We launched this site to bring an intensive focus to the budget process, ensuring that even as state government fell into total control of a single party, nothing would slip by unnoticed. We were the first to report on a massive privatization power grab, the JobsOhio liquor profits rip-off, new unnoticed tax breaks and Kasich’s casino consultants taking $15 million away from schools. We recapped some of our biggest stories in our 2011 Year in Review.
We thought this project would last six months, and here we are, fourteen months later. We’ve written almost 300 posts, picked up nearly 1,100 followers on Twitter, and had over 107,000 page views. We even had our content picked up by ThinkProgress and MSNBC.
But now, an election year is here and there’s lots of policy swirling around beyond the mid-biennium budget, and we have lots to say about other topics. For example, we recently blogged about how Team Kasich’s bungling of basic legislative outreach put their income tax cut plan in jeopardy.
From now on, we’ll redirect our blogging energies over at Plunderbund. We hope you’ll join us.
And, as always, follow @OHBudgetWatch on twitter for news, commentary and analysis.