Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The current state budget was finalized only three months ago, when lawmakers plugged a deficit by taking back last year’s 4.2 percent income tax cut. But with ten months to go before the next spending plan will be written, there are many who are worried about a huge budget hole ahead.
The issue of balancing the budget through slot machines at racetracks has divided people who normally hold similar views. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two conservatives who have very different opinions on expanding gambling through the state budget.