Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Among the budget-balancing moves in Gov. Strickland’s two-year spending plan is a pay cut for all state employees.
The City of Columbus budget picture is getting worse. In November Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced the city faced an 83 million dollar budget shortfall. He proposed serious cuts including closing 11 city recreational centers to balance the budget. WOSU reports the city needs to cut an additional $13 million.
Gov. Ted Strickland has ordered another $640 million sliced from state government operations.
Governor Strickland says he has ordered$540 million in new cuts and other state budget adjustments as revenue shortfalls continue.
Southwest Ohio is bracing for massive job losses as one of its biggest employers is set to axe 6000 jobs.
Some Ohio legislators are skeptical that the state government is facing a money shortfall that’s so big, it justifies spending cuts that Governor Ted Strickland has ordered.
Groups that will be affected by Governor Ted Strickland’s proposed budget cuts are speaking out.
While republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate are pushing a plan that would cut capital gains taxes for some Ohioans, democratic leaders are getting behind a plan that would make it possible for every school district in the state to offer full day, every day kindergarten.
As a legislative committee gets ready Wednesday to consider a plan to cut the Ohio income tax on capitol gains. Think tanks on the left of the political spectrum are offering several arguments against it. They say the only major impact will be to put more money into the pockets of the rich. But one of Ohio’s top legislative leaders says it will help Ohio’s economy grow.
The Superintendent of Columbus Public Schools says between 400 and 600 teaching positions might be lost as the district tries to balance its budget.