Year In Review: Ohio’s Budget Battle

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The new budget cut $8 billion from state agencies, local governments, nursing homes, and others.(Photo: Flickr)
The new budget cut $8 billion from state agencies, local governments, nursing homes, and others.(Photo: Flickr)

As 2011 dawned, Ohio legislators were facing what was called the biggest state budget crisis in more than a half century. $8 billion in one-time money was about to evaporate, and lawmakers had to fashion a new two-year state budget with the projected money that would be left.

In the first part of our year-in-review series, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reminds us what a turbulent year it was on ohio’s budget front. Click the “play” button at the top of the page to hear Bill’s report.

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