In today’s budget headlines, in addition to the usual litany of job losses and service impacts, we also learn that state funding for a smoking cessation quit-line was eliminated, leaving most callers on their own to find help.
7/21/11 • (0)
The latest version of the budget in Conference Committee still does not contain any money to repay loans from the Federal governments for unemployment compensation. As things stand right now these payments will cause this budget to be unbalanced come as early as this September. And the Governor doesn’t have a plan to fix it.
6/17/11 • (0)
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 the Dispatch this morning there was an interesting article detailing the cuts Governor Kasich has proposed in his budget for in home care for poor, elderly citizens. You may remember that during the Governor’s State of the State address he strongly pointed to the fact that he wanted to be able to make it [...]
4/07/11 • (2)
Interest payments on unemployment loans from the Feds are coming due in September and those numbers are not included in the Governor’s proposed budget. Could Kasich’s budget already be $194 million in the hole?
3/29/11 • (2)
The House Finance and Appropriations Committee has announced the first of several hearings on the Operating Budget, set to be introduced by the Kasich administration next week. Looks like health care and human services will be up first. We have the complete run-down of those scheduled to appear.
3/10/11 • (0)