Research and testimony on proposals under consideration for the Ohio budget, fiscal years 2014 and 2015

June 24, 2013
   
Protecting older Ohioans: Better funding of protective services would improve lives, June 24, 2013
Ohio has a growing elderly population in need of services, badly matched with declining resources for services and harsh cuts to local government. It is time to provide appropriate funding for this critical service to seniors.
 
Woodrum testifies before the Senate Transportation Committee on HB 35, March 7, 2013
Policy Matters recommends the creation of a Transportation Choice fund within Ohio’s multi-billion dollar transportation budget. The legislature should start by setting aside at least $75 million in flexible federal transportation funds, annually, for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
 
Local governments keep losing, February 25, 2013
Despite new revenues from casino gambling and an expanded sales tax, the administration’s budget proposal leaves local governments in the lurch. As the economy improves, we must restore the fiscal partnership between state and community.
 
Statement on funding for transportation choice, February 7, 2013.
Ohioans for Transportation Choice released this statement recommending that Ohio set aside at least $75 million each year of the coming biennial budget to expand Ohio’s transportation choices, and that the state ramp up transportation choices funding to 10 percent of the state’s transportation budget by 2020.
 
Statement on Gov. Kasich’s budget proposal, February 4, 2013
Policy Matters issued this statement covering Medicaid, tax policy and education, our initial response to Gov. Kasich’s budget proposal.
 
A budget that works, January 31, 2013
In advance of the Kasich administration’s release of its budget proposal, these are our recommendations on tax policy, education, health and human services, and work and unemployment. As budget negotiations began, we urged legislators to do the right thing and take a balanced approach to state budgeting.
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