Rep. Clyde Comments On House Passage Of Two-year State Budget Bill
Six years of tax-shifting leaves GOP scrambling to fill $800M shortfall
 
 

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) released the following statement after the Ohio House today passed House Bill (HB) 49, the two-year state budget largely along partisan lines.


“We are seeing the effects of six years of fiscally irresponsible budgets under Ohio Republicans. Shifting the burden of taxes to working families and local communities while the wealthiest Ohioans see thousands in cuts has not only hurt growth in Ohio, it’s led to an $800 million budget hole. This fantasy budget is not balanced as required by Ohio law and does not solve the pressing issues facing our communities—jobs, education and relief for families struggling with addiction. I cannot knowingly support a budget that leaves so many Ohioans behind. For these reasons, I voted no on HB 49.


House Bill 49 now goes to the Ohio Senate for consideration. The Republican-controlled legislature and Gov. Kasich must approve a balanced budget by June 30 to avoid government shutdown.  

 
 
 
  
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