Ohio Gov. Strickland says local taxes to rise to fund programs, services if state budget faltersWritten by John Michael Spinelli Toledo Free Press Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief | | firstname.lastname@example.org
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A recent report that local government job losses in the current and next fiscal years will approach 500,000, with public safety, public works, public health, social services and parks and recreation hardest hit by the cutbacks, prompted Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to say that the next Governor and General Assembly will have to “choose from a list of priorities of those things that are of greatest importance” and that “some worthy programs and activities would be at least temporarily curtailed.”
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