Budget Fails To Invest In Ohio Communities
State budget misses opportunity to reinvest in Ohio's communities to improve public safety and education
June 06, 2013
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COLUMBUS – State Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) today expressed her disappointment that the state budget passed by the Ohio Senate failed to take advantage of the opportunity to reinvest in public safety and education in Ohio’s communities.

“The strength of our state lies in the strength of its communities. Promoting safe and vibrant neighborhoods through exceptional police and fire protection along with a quality public education system makes Ohio a great place to raise a family and ensures it will remain that way into the future.

“Since Governor Kasich took office, funding for schools has been reduced by $1.8 billion while funding for local governments has been reduced by $1.4 billion. At the same time, 80% of the proposed small business tax cut would go to 5% of local business owners, only 1.5% of whom would receive enough to pay the base salary for one additional employee making minimum wage.

“Unfortunately, the budget passed today fails to support our local communities and schools at a level that puts the people of Ohio first.”

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