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Ohio budget cutbacks trigger 1,100 local tax issues on Nov. 8 ballot

Published: Sun, October 23, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m.

Ohio budget cutbacks trigger 1,100 local tax issues on Nov. 8 ballot

Associated Press


Local bodies such as libraries and school boards say they have no choice but to ask voters for more money after Ohio’s budget cut their state aid.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that voters statewide will decide nearly 1,100 requests for higher taxes in levies for everything from police and fire protection to parks and senior services.

Voters are becoming wary of the continual requests for tax revenue.

Westerville resident Eric Sanchez tells the newspaper that he wonders where the money is being spent and whether bodies can’t wait a few years until the economy turns around.

Gov. John Kasich has warned local governments not to raise taxes in response to state cuts, saying it would set back development efforts.


1UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

It's not the Sate of Ohio that triggered all these levies. It's the greedy selfish public employee unions demanding their cadillac healthcare and golden pension plans in a bad Ohio economy. Most of these levies would not be needed if SB5 is sustained so vote YES on Issue 2.

***** Vote YES on Issue 2 *****

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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

With less paying taxes due to the economy local governments must raise taxes to keep the status quo . Those on the government payroll will not stand still for any wage or benefit cuts .

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3Cowboyfan(105 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

I guess saving the State Millions with pay freezes and increased medical isn't enough for some of you. There are only a handful of State workers who don't use their sick time and get paid for it.

YOUR Governor did this not the Unions.

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4Westsider(269 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

This is a bunch of garbage. Vote "NO" on all tax levies. How do you think we got into the mess that results in the drafting of HB 153 and SB 5 in the first place?

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