Chancellor John Carey stopped by Zane State to discuss how the 2015 state budget will affect area students in higher education.
Carey said that in the past it has been difficult to increase funding for higher education because the demands of 'K' through 12 and Medicaid but while deciding on the budget this year, the state committed to improving higher education..
"With the collaborative efforts and the results that we're seeing with performance funding at places like Zane...
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."
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...
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...
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...
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...