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The Buckeye Budget

Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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The Buckeye Budget For the last two weeks, Republican legislators have been in a game of budgetary chicken with Ohio Governor Strickland. Now, finally, the Buckeye state has its budget. Slots are in at the racetracks, the state higher education tuition freeze is out. Big losers include mental health services, nursing homes and state employees. Wednesday morning at 9, we'll hear about who won, who lost, and where 51 billion of taxpayer dollars are headed.


Economy, Education, Government/Politics, Health, Other, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement


Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief
Representative Armond Budish (D-Beachwood), Speaker of the House
Representative Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster), Ranking Minority Member of the Finance and Appropriations Committee
Keith Gisser, Publicity Director, Northfield Park
William Denihan, CEO, Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
Felton Thomas, Director, Cleveland Public Library

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House Bill 1 of the 128th General Assembly As Accepted By Conference Committee

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Stan Feldman 9:45 AM 7/15/09

I am confused by Rep. Amstutz’ remarks about increases in nursing home funding.  Funding for nursing homes was cut by $184 million and fees were increased by $391 million.  According to their website (’re expecting that some facilities may have to close.

Is he looking at the same budget?


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