News & Notes August 8, 2013
Today’s Top Budget-Related Headlines…
Notes: School, library, and local levy campaigns have a long history in Ohio. Over the years, state officials (including the Ohio Supreme Court) have said that it is unfair when we rely too heavily on local property taxes to fund education. We need a state education funding formula that provides an Equitable and Adequate education for all. The most recent state budgets have made cuts and implemented policies that will further shift the responsibility for funding education onto local communities.
Chamber backs plan to invest $470 million, Cincinnati Herald Notes: The Chamber of Commerce is right, public investments into infrastructure are good for the economy. Ohio needs to look at long term investments in infrastructure and other public works projects that will improve the quality of life for Ohioans, improve business opportunities, and invest in Ohio’s Future.
Franklin County Children left out of recovery, Columbus Dispatch Notes: 23.9% of children in Ohio are in poverty. When will the Ohio Legislature get serious about investing in long term anti-poverty efforts that will create solutions to poverty?