Court Sides With Taft Over Cuts in School Funding

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, May 7, 2003 - 04:49 PM
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The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a request by parents and teachers to prevent Governor Taft from cutting 100 million dollars from schools.
The court voted four to two Wednesday to turn down the request by the Ohio Education Association.
The teachers union went to court on behalf of five Ohio parents. The union asked the court to restore state funding for schools to levels before the reductions. The court ruled without explanation. Taft said the cuts were necessary after lawmakers rejected his proposal to close a $720 million deficit by raising taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.

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