The failure of Issue 2 has been met with a shrug by local governments, who are already coping with declining budgets without it. What hasn’t been as widely reported is that the state budget is completely unaffected by the absence of SB5. Was that a tactical mistake on the Governor’s part?
11/14/11 • (2)
Plain Dealer publishes article following up on analysis done here that Kasich’s budget is out of balance. Due to interest payments the administration thought they wouldn’t have to pay the feds, it now looks like that is less likely and the administration is going to have to find funds to fill the gap.
4/05/11 • (0)
Uncertainty continues to surround interest payments on the state owes on federal unemployment loans. Ohio is on the hook for possibly $300 million, up from $194 million, as originally estimated by Jobs and Family Services. Oh, and neither of those amounts were included in the administrations original budget proposal.
4/04/11 • (2)
Just a quick post to remind everyone that two of the three appropriations bills for State Government have been introduced and having hearings in the House of Representatives this week. We have information on committee hearings for the BWC and Transportation budgets, both active this week.
2/28/11 • (0)
We hadn’t really intended to dig into collective bargaining reform in Ohio (Senate Bill 5), as it’s not an obviously budget-related issue. Yes, GOP proponents will say that it is, but when you look at the potential savings – which no one, not even the Legislature’s own budget analysts – can quantify, you have to [...]
2/19/11 • (3)