Ohio's Budget

POSTED BY: News Department
Sunday, March 2, 2003 - 09:29 PM
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Ohio legislators are singing the budget blues as programs that receive state funding are feeling the crunch. The Senate Finance Committee is looking to close the budget’s seven-hundred and 20-million dollar deficit, without raising taxes. However, in order to balance the budget, officials are forced to make cuts to programs such as Medicaid and prescription drugs. State representative Nancy Hollister says Ohio is not the only state in the country with this problem. She states that cuts will continue until the problem is resolved. Hollister says that along with the budget cuts Ohioans may have to brace themselves for an inevitable tax increase. State legislatures have until June 30th to balance the budget.

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