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Bracing for Budget Cuts

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011

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Bracing for Budget Cuts Cities across Ohio are going to have to make due with less state money: Balancing Ohio's budget means cutting aid to cities. In Cleveland, where budgets were balanced in recent years without layoffs, the state squeeze is being blamed for hundreds of proposed job cuts, including 123 police officers and 51 firefighters. Is it really the state's fault? How are other cities coping and are there any less painful alternatives? Join the conversation Monday at 9 on 90.3.

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Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland
Executive Ed Fitzgerald, Cuyahoga County
Deputy Mayor Steve Herwat, Toledo
Mayor William Healy, Canton
Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati
Steve Loomis, President, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson lays off 321 city workers, including police officers and firefighters

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