Stories tagged with: State Budget

July 3, 2013 - 3:46pm
40 weeks 6 days ago

The $62 billion, two year plan includes added funding to public schools, changes in higher education, added transportation funds, tax cuts and controversial cuts to Planned Parenthood.

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor said, "There's a $2.7 billion dollar net tax cut in this budget. 10 percent individual tax cut across the board for all individuals who pay taxes in Ohio and there's also a 50 percent tax cut for small business."

Taylor says the budget will keep Ohio on an...

June 10, 2011 - 5:54pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Senate Bill 5 and the state budget continue to be hot topics across Ohio.

Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor stopped in Zanesville to speak to members of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio. Taylor says Senate Bill 5 along with tough state budget cuts are necessary reforms needed to make Ohio a more marketable state.

"Senate Bill 5 is one piece of that and obviously is more important to give our local governments and our schools the tools that they need to...

May 27, 2011 - 4:17pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

Hot topics like controversial Senate Bill 5 and the state budget continue to spur debate.

This week, when Governor John Kasich stopped in Zanesville to tour the Plaskolite facility, we talked with him about efforts of some Ohioans to repeal Senate Bill 5.

"When somebody in the private sector is paying 23 percent of their health care costs and the average city worker is paying nine, we have people in the private sector paying twice, once for themselves and once for somebody...

May 7, 2011 - 5:14pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Senator Jimmy Stewart made a stop in Malta on Saturday to visit with locals at the annual Mother's Day flea market.

Senator Stewart said many people have been approaching him with their concerns over the state's budget. It was passed earlier this week by the House and will now move on to the Senate for review.

"We'll be having hearings on it for the next three or four weeks, plan to make some pretty significant changes to what the House passed," said Senator Stewart....

April 20, 2011 - 6:29pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

State Rep Troy Balderson made a stop this morning at a child care center.

Balderson read to children at the Zanesville Day Nursery in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of reading. We took the opportunity to ask Balderson about state's new budget.

"We are still working on the budget. We are going to try and have the budget passed out of the house by May 5th," said Balderson.

Balderson says last Friday, amendments were turned in for Governor Kasich's...

March 16, 2011 - 3:03pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

A proposed budget by Governor John Kasich will leave a dent in the city budget.

The city stands to lose $345,000 in funding after Governor Kasich announced that he would cut support to local governments by $139 million in 2012 and $187 million in 2013.

"We're not going to panic. We have a 56 million dollar budget. $340,000 is a small percentage of that. It's still a big chunk of money, so we'll be watching it very carefully and sharing our information with the committee set...

March 15, 2011 - 9:28pm
3 years 4 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...

February 4, 2011 - 8:37pm
3 years 9 weeks ago


Congressman Bob Gibbs was in Zanesville this week to open his district office. He talked about the massive budget deficit the state is facing.

Gibbs says he did not support the last state budget because it had a lot of one time dollars in it.

"It had over a billion dollars in the rainy day fund that was exhausted plus over 4 billion stimulus dollars from washington dc. And so all they did was prolong the agony of the problem and made it worse. So now instead of it...

January 14, 2011 - 11:58am
3 years 13 weeks ago

When the Ohio House starts discussing the state budget a familiar face from Southeastern Ohio will be among the talks.

Representative of the 94th Ohio House District Troy Balderson will sit on the finance committee as they debate a way to make up a projected $8 billion budget deficit.

"It's nice to be able to represent the Appalachian region. It's an honor to be on the finance team," said Rep. Balderson.

He hopes his presence on the committee will draw attention...

December 8, 2010 - 12:53pm
3 years 18 weeks ago

The Transportation Improvement District will pay less interest toward a road project.

The State of Ohio has lowered the interest rate on the payment for the Northpointe Road Project. The rate will now be three percent and will save nearly $73,000 in the next year, allowing the district to make some changes.

"We're going to apply more money to the principal and that will reduce the term of the loan" state Board Member Mike Jacoby.

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