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Budget Brief - May 2 Update on House Changes to Governor's Budget

May 02, 2011

Budget Brief - May 2 Update on House Changes to Governor's Budget

May 02, 2011

The Unbalanced Approach to Budgeting:    
House of Representatives’ Changes to SFY 2012­13 Proposed Budget


The amended substitute House Bill 153, Ohio’s biennial budget proposal for fiscal years 2012 
and 2013, emerged at the Ohio House of Representatives Finance and Appropriations Committee 
Thursday afternoon with small changes in programmatic funding, but no change in an approach 
that only looks at spending cuts and ignores the revenue side of the ledger. In fact, a proposal is 
added to further cut resources through elimination of the estate tax, which would cut $231 million 
more at the local level in 2013.  This harsh plan will hurt the young, the poor, the elderly and the 
ill, and it will hurt Ohio’s economy. ...

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