• Nick Bates

News & Notes August 13, 2013

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Today’s Top Budget Related Headlines…

Budget changes mean taxpayers will pay more, This Weeks Community News

Note: The state budget continues to shift the responsibility for paying for public services onto local government and away from the state. A person’s zip code shouldn’t determine the quality of education or services they receive in Ohio. 

Library seeks levy to support programs, restore hours, This Weeks Community News

Notes: Libraries are  a great public service that lead to stronger communities. Libraries need to restore hours and services, and they will need state and local revenue sources to do. 

County hiring continues to lag in sheriff’s office, Canton Repository 

Note: Many local communities are still struggling to restore cuts to staff and programs that happened during the recession. Cuts to the local government fund since the recession have further tied the hands of local officials. 

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