Stories tagged with: budget cuts

February 26, 2013 - 6:33pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

If the White House and Congress don't reach an agreement on budget cuts by Friday, March 1, an automatic 85-million dollars worth of cuts will be made across the board to many federally funded programs. The "sequester" spending cuts will affect cities across the U.S., including Zanesville.

"Our largest source of federal funds is our "Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program", and it could see a cut of 8.2% across the board is what we've been...

May 17, 2011 - 5:54pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

Some people are voicing their concerns over Governor Kasich's proposed budget cuts to eliminate the state's nearly $8 billion deficit.

Members from Working America gathered at the corner of Blue and Adair Avenues in Zanesville on Tuesday to urge Senator Jimmy Stewart to oppose the changes. Field Representative Brandon Koebbe said if the budget is passed, the state will lose over 50,000 jobs.

"Folks in the community have written 1,000's of letters to Senator Stewart,"...

April 18, 2011 - 5:51pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

Students interested in pursuing a higher education may think twice about enrolling if there are are less financial aid opportunities available.

Vice President of Enrollment Jeff Zellers at Muskingum University said they are paying close attention to the controversy in D.C. over future funding for the Federal Pell Grant and other financial aid resources.

"There are arguments on both sides, one wanting to cut lots of stuff including the Pell Grant and another one...

April 13, 2011 - 5:44pm
3 years 14 weeks ago

Mental health and recovery services statewide are not happy about Governor John Kasich's recent decision to support the "Recovery to Work" program.

Executive Director Rod Hollingsworth with the Mental and Health Recovery board serving six area counties says only certain clients will qualify for the program and the federal funding supporting it will dry up by September of 2012. The Governor is also planning to cut their system's budget by 30% causing them to lose $1.1 million...

March 22, 2011 - 3:39pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Governor John Kasich's budget cuts are not only affecting state agencies, but also those at the local level.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says funding was cut by 25% to the county. He said while the commissioners prepared, it's still going to affect operations at the jail. Governor Kasich is currently considering a reform that will change the sentencing system for offenders in order to save the sate more money.

"If something happens to where they can't hold as many...

March 15, 2011 - 9:28pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

Funding cuts in the state budget will impact some local organizations.

The state's public libraries are expected to face around a 5 percent cut in funding which translates to a 155,000 dollar reduction in the Muskingum County Library Budget.

The library anticipated the reduction in funding and has budgeted for the cuts. Public Relations Manager Blair Tom says customers should not notice any major changes in the way the library operates.

"Our staffing levels are much...

March 3, 2011 - 11:06pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

A forum that was anticipated to have a mix of emotions, was surprisingly calm as Superintendent Terry Martin addressed the publics questions about Zanesville City School District's proposed budget cuts.

"I'm really pleased in the manner in which they approached the problems that they have here and I think you're seeing that all tonight too," said Robert Reed.

84-year-old Robert Reed was among many who attended the Zanesville City School District's Meeting Thursday night...

February 25, 2011 - 6:33pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

Zanesville City Schools Superintendent Terry Martin had the unfortunate task of announcing Friday afternoon that severe budget cuts will be made due to the faltering economy.

"Everything from top to bottom, you begin to look at what you can compress, how much you can save in virtually every area," said Superintendent Terry Martin.

Martin said some of the students will be relocated: sixth graders will remain in their current elementary schools, all seventh and...

December 27, 2010 - 11:08pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

Public libraries here in Ohio could be facing some budget cuts in 2011.

Without any solid information regarding the 2011 funding for libraries, Public Relations Manager Blair Tom says he knows the legislature is looking for efficient and effective service delivery.  Tom says he has been locally meeting with staff and community focus groups to identify those areas.

"One thing we have done in response to those meetings is collapse our organization chart somewhat. We...

December 15, 2009 - 6:14pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

State agencies and public services may lose more funding if an Ohio bill does not pass.

The passage of House Bill 318 would delay a final round of planned income tax cuts and fill an $850 million shortfall in the Ohio budget.

Blair Tom of the Muskingum County Library System said libraries will be affected because they are closely tied to education.

"If that isn't filled through this means, then the likely outcome will be deep cuts to education which is a primary...

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