In 2006, the Ohio General Assembly passed a law imposing a cap on state spending. The state appropriation limitation (SAL) was set at 3.5% of General Revenue Fund (GRF) appropriations over the previous fiscal year. According to the LSC analysis of the bill, the law was supposed to prohibit “the Governor from proposing and the General Assembly from making aggregate GRF appropriations that exceed the state appropriation limitation for each fiscal year.”
Kasich’s two budgets have increased appropriations by nearly double the limit set by the SAL.
A report issued by conservative think tank Opportunity Ohio last week shows […]Full Story... →
Anyone reading Plunderbund knows the truth about the tax changes in the recent Kasich budget: raise state spending, cut income taxes (a policy that favors the wealthy the most), increase the sales tax (a policy that hurts the poor and middle class the most); and slash help for local governments and education.
So how has Kasich’s biggest media fan covered the budget?
The Columbus Dispatch continues its practice of lazy journalism when it comes to Ohio Republicans. The worst form of lazy journalism is to “report the controversy.” This means that, as the Managing Editor of the Columbia Journalism […]Full Story... →