Testimony on HB 153 (revenue-based solutions for the budget) to the Senate Finance Committee

May 19, 2011

House Bill 153 makes numerous and drastic cuts to education, local governments and a wide range of public services. Instead, the General Assembly should take the necessary step of including new revenues. The damage of the cuts approach is becoming clearer each day, as cities, like Cleveland, announce layoffs of 81 police and 50 firefighters and like Dayton, announce one in ten teachers will be let go. Revenue is badly needed to make up the shortfall that still exists because of the 2005 tax cuts and the weak economy. …

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