Speculation is swirling in the hours leading up to Governor Kasich’s introduction of the state’s FY18-19 budget. That’s because budgets are important—they set funding and policy priorities for the next two years that have significant impacts on real people and on the state as a whole.
While Gov. Kasich used to tout an “Ohio Miracle,” last month he declared “we’re on the verge of a recession in our state.”
Kasich is right—six years into his administration, Ohio is lagging and our rankings are sinking. So how did we botch the “Ohio Miracle” he promised us? The answer lies in past budget decisions:
Kasich’s final budget is his opportunity to either get us back on track and rescue us from his self-inflicted “recession” or double-double down on what has contributed to the botching of the Ohio miracle. Ohioans are still looking for the miracle.