Columbus—Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) issued the following statement in response to Governor Kasich's proposal for the Mid Biennium Review (MBR): 

“I’m glad Governor Kasich wants to help veterans earn college degrees and improve the earned income tax credit—two ideas that Senate Democrats have proposed.  Unfortunately, less than a year after he increased the state sales tax, the Governor has proposed raising taxes on small businesses so he can pay for an income tax cut that disproportionately benefits the wealthy. 
“Last month Senate Democrats outlined our priorities for the MBR and urged the Governor to incorporate them in his budget.  We called for restoring the property tax rollback and homestead exemption as well as providing the funding needed to help students meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. It’s disappointing those priorities, which would benefit so many Ohioans, are missing from this MBR. 
“With Ohio’s unemployment rate still higher than the national average, we need to invest in our schools and local communities so we can grow our state’s economy.  This budget doesn’t do that.”


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