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Down to the Wire: Statement on Budget in Conference Committee

June 20, 2011

Down to the Wire: Statement on Budget in Conference Committee

June 20, 2011

Emerging from the Ohio Senate and now before conference committee, the 
proposed budget for the next two years imposes harsh cuts. The 2005 tax slashing 
removed more than $4 billion in state revenues over the course of this budget.  To 
preserve these tax cuts, which largely went to corporations and the wealthiest 
Ohioans, the governor and legislature have slashed services, seized revenue from 
local government, and sold off public assets for one‐time gains. These cuts will result 
in job loss in both the public and private sector and will weaken Ohio’s ability to 
take on future economic challenges. ...

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