From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ohio’s Republican-controlled legislature passed a new, two-year budget today that would increase state spending to record levels, potentially violating a state law implemented by other Republicans nine years ago.   According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, five Republicans voted against it and three “Democrats” voted for it. (More on that soon)

Ohio’s (Republican-driven) State Appropriation Limit (SAL) law, passed in 2006, was supposed to put a cap on General Revenue Fund (GRF) spending increases in Ohio at 3.5%.  Under Governor Strickland this wasn’t an issue.  Faced with a global economic crisis, Ohio’s last Democratic governor confronted the problem head-on: reducing state […]

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