Kasich Signs $71B Budget, But Vetoes Much
Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports the governor responded with a record 44 vetoes, twice as many as in the last budget.
The House and Senate essentially rejected Gov. John Kasich's new school funding formula and pumped about $900 million more back to schools. In return the governor vetoed a $78 million, House-added provision, meaning some districts could lose money in the second year of the budget.
On the bill in general-Kasich says the income and small business tax cuts-along with other reforms-improve Ohio's national image.
"We are step by step-and each step seems to be a little bit bigger-restoring strength to Ohio-making Ohioans proud that they live here," said Kasich.
The new budget also prohibits Ohio from using the controversial standardized tests known as PARCC. The state must now immediately find a new assessment that matches Common Core standards.