One little-told story in the Kasich budget is the hit that Appalachian Ohio takes. The Office of Appalachia sees an 18 percent cut in year 1 and may see all its funding eliminated in the second year. The House added a number of amendments that limit the impact of Kasich’s cuts to the region, and we have a rundown.
5/08/11 • (0)
Because only a portion of the state Agriculture Department’s budget is funded by general revenues, a limited number of programs could take a disproportionate share of cuts in the Kasich budget. General revenue funds were reduced by 8.8%, but some programs took a much harder hit, including meat inspections, Ohio Proud, farmland preservation and programs to promote agriculture to kids. Curious given the Governor has said he wants to make agriculture “cool” again.
4/18/11 • (0)
Roughly 1/3 of the funding for the Department of Agriculture comes from state general revenue funds, with the rest provided by federal sources and proceeds from fees and other programs dedicated to specific uses. In order to shore up declining general revenues, several industry fees were raised in the FY 2010-11 budget, which could make [...]
2/01/11 • (1)