Rumors have it that expanded oil and gas drilling may end up on the Senate version of the Budget and with the House set to vote on its own legislation today the Dispatch came out with a strong editorial against the argument to expand drilling in this state.
5/25/11 • (0)
In the Governor’s budget proposal, all state funding for Ohio’s 88 county soil and water districts was eliminated. Today’s Columbus Dispatch reports that Democratic State Representative Denise Driehaus has submitted an amendment seeking restoration of general revenue funding to the districts.
4/25/11 • (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)
Governor Kasich’s budget proposes expanding drilling into state parks. The revenue generated from this is unclear but can we get at least some of an estimate based on analysis of other pieces of legislation currently pending in the state legislature?
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