Senator Edna Brown Reacts To The Final Passage Of HB 59
"This budget is simply not fair to a vast majority of Ohio families"
June 27, 2013
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Columbus – Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) released the following statement on the passage of HB 59, the budget conference committee report:

“This budget process held so much promise for Ohio. After years of struggling to work our way out of recession, we had the opportunity to invest in our communities and our future by returning schools and local governments to pre-recession funding levels. We failed to do that in this budget.

“We had the opportunity to provide health insurance coverage to 275,000 Ohioans, to create thousands of good local jobs and to save the state billions of dollars through Medicaid expansion. We failed to do that in this budget.

“We had the opportunity to invest in our great state, in our children and in our communities in ways that would benefit all Ohioans. We failed to do that in this budget.

“Sadly, rather than investing in our state and in our future, this budget advances extreme agendas that attack women’s health, redistributes a surplus to Ohio’s wealthiest citizens, and implements regressive tax increases that harm Ohio’s poorest and most vulnerable populations the most.

“This budget is simply not fair to a vast majority of Ohio families. I was deeply disappointed in the opportunities that the State of Ohio missed today.”

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