State Spending Limit Proposal is Flawed

May 23, 2006

In its rush to approve a limit on state spending, the Ohio General Assembly is on the
brink of passing a measure with possibly far-reaching implications without needed
review. The proposal was added to the tobacco settlement budget bill (Sub. S.B. 321)
yesterday afternoon through a last-minute amendment. As others have pointed out, such
limits will hurt the ability of the state to make needed investments in education and other
public services.

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