Terra Goodnight · February 3, 2017
This week we got our first look at Governor Kasich’s final two-year budget. Budgets, which govern all state spending for two years, are one of the main ways the executive sets forth his or her priorities for governing. These massive proposals contain not just funding for programs and services, they include a wide array of changes in law. On the whole, Kasich’s budget is decidedly lacking in bold investments. The one objective the Governor appears to have prioritized was further lowering the state’s income tax rates. But while the Governor found billions for a tax cut that primarily benefits the wealthy, no similar investment was proposed to solve the state’s many crippling problems, such as our opioid crisis, crumbling infrastructure and schools.
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