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· August 5, 2011

“Jobs Budget” to cost Ohio more jobs

Across the nation conservative Governors and their extreme agenda are taking a toll on states’ fragile recovery.  Dayton Daily News outlines this in a recent article, noting that as state and local governments react to budget cuts that were enacted in many states, including Ohio, large layoffs are expected. An IHS Global Insights report, forecasts the loss of 110,000 government jobs nationwide in the third quarter and notes that this would be the “first time more than 100,000 government jobs were cut in a single quarter.” One Ohio government worker noted the personal toll that these layoffs are having: “After a 15-year career working for the state, I never expected this,’’ said Davis, 43, who was laid off from his job as a police officer for the Montgomery Developmental Center, a Huber Heights care facility for the mentally disabled. “I left a job in Columbus working for the Department of Developmental Disabilities to be closer to my family. Now, me and my family are devastated.” With such large cuts to state and local government the economy is going to have difficulty in creating jobs.  One has to ask John Kasich, where are the jobs? Read the whole article here: New round of layoffs threaten economic growth

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