Senator Schiavoni Reacts To Final Budget Passage
Greater investments are needed for our children, communities and workforce development
 
 

Columbus—Senator Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) released the following statement following the final passage of HB 59, the state budget:

“Today we saw the passage of a budget that does not reflect the needs of the majority of Ohioans.  The few that truly crafted this legislation have decided that it would help Ohio’s economy to make lower earning Ohioans pay additional state taxes while wealthier individuals receive a massive tax break.  

“Instead of assisting all hard working Ohioans, it aims to benefit the top 1%. This is not the balanced package being celebrated by the authors of this legislation.  Instead, we need to make greater investments in our children, our communities and in workforce development. 

“I was specifically disappointed to see a lack of a sensible proposal regarding school safety that would give school districts the funding to make necessary safety improvements.  After listening to school districts from across the state, I developed what I believe was a plan to allow schools to determine what safety improvements they need and provide adequate funding for those changes.  Instead, the legislature instituted a one-size fits all approach that does not go far enough to address school safety needs.”  

 
 
 
  
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