News & Notes August 7, 2013
Today’s Top Budget Related Headlines…
Notes: Through Federal, State, local, and non-profit investments, the Toledo area will seek ways to help youth who are victims. Government programs can work to serve real needs in our communities.
Fewer Ohioans use cash, food assistance, Cincinnati Enquirer
Notes: While the national economy improves, need decreases. About 1/2 of those in need are children. ODJFS points out that they are expanding food assistance efforts to farmer’s markets which helps local farmers and communities. We need to continue to develop new and innovative ways to end hunger for all of Ohioans.
School Levy Articles
Notes: Many school levies were on the ballot yesterday across Ohio. Ohio needs to have a diverse source of revenue for schools and other public services including property, sales, and income taxes. The most recent state budget still ignores the call for an equitable and adequate school funding formula. Many districts have already made cuts to services as a result of the last budget, and many will continue to make cuts to programs that our children rely upon.