At a public event yesterday Gov. Kasich again reiterated that he is opposed to giving any money from a surplus to local governments. This stands in clear contrast with what House and Senate Republicans wish to see. What does this mean for local governments and why is this still a bad idea?
5/24/11 • (2)
Given the news of late of the potential for excess revenue this fiscal year, with potentially up to half a billion dollars flowing into the budget right when Senate and House negotiations take place, everyone is lining up with advice on how to spend it. Governor Kasich, for his part, has said he would like to give a tax cut in 2012, but won’t say which tax. Legislators would like to kick some money back to generous donors, the nursing home lobby. Advocates for Ohio’s poorest and most needy jumped into the fray yesterday. We wish them luck.
5/18/11 • (0)
In addition to watching legislative action on the budget, we expect to start seeing organized grassroots campaigns by groups impacted by the budget’s policy and fiscal proposals calling on legislators to amend the bill before it is enacted.
In the first of what will likely be many such activities, a coalition of environmental groups are pushing back, holding multiple press conferences on Thursday — the anniversary of the gulf oil spill, asking state leaders to identify which state parks they favor opening up to drilling.
4/24/11 • (0)