Budget changes include an addition $69 million in more spending and additional tax breaks
"Today's proposed changes to the state budget continue the trend of increased spending while further devastating Ohio's schools and local communities. It's clear that the Republican agenda for Ohio is to give tax breaks to their friends while balancing this budget on the backs of middle class families, our oldest and most disabled citizens and our children.
Not one change made today helps to create jobs. In fact, more jobs will be lost as a result of changes in the Commercial Activity Tax. And this Republican budget continues their attack on worker's rights to collectively bargain.
Instead of improving Ohio's schools and giving our children a better opportunity to succeed, the best the House Republicans could do is to limit Gov. Kasich's massive funding cuts to schools by 20 percent!
While struggling families cope with high gas prices, this budget now decimates public transportation. Unless there is some change of course and new-found desire to work across the aisle, the impacts of this budget will be felt in every community across the entire state for years to come."