In 2011 John Kasich released his first budget and surprised local government officials with massive cuts to the Local Government Fund (LGF). Cities, counties and townships have relied on the LGF to help pay for police, fire, EMS and other services since 1935. The result was staff and service reductions for vital local services as well as a huge jump in local tax levies.
Kasich’s latest budget continues those cuts. If passed as is, Ohio’s local governments will see a loss of nearly $1 Billion by the end of the Governor’s term.
As we discussed earlier this week, fire departments around […]Full Story... →