Ohio House approves Gov. Kasich’s budget

Carol Greenberg
Conservative Outlooks
5/6/2011

When elected in November of 2010, now-Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) inherited an $8 billion deficit from former Governor Ted Strickland (D).

Today the Republican-led Ohio House passed an amended version of Kasich’s $55.5 billion biennial budget right along party lines: 59-40. Kasich gives us a snippet of how he accomplished this when speaking with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow:

It now goes on to the Ohio Senate with Rep. Ron Amsturz (R-Wooster) giving these remarks:

“This is a responsible budget because it achieves our three primary objectives,” Amstutz said. “It avoids imposing tax increases on an economy still in a fragile early recovery. It solves the lingering structural budget gap that developed two years ago and has been filled with temporary one-time funding sources. And, third, it maintains as much as possible the three core priorities that are funded by our state budget — that being student education, prisons and health care for under-resourced Ohioans.”

However one Democrat, Vernon Sykes of Akron called the budget “shameful and inadequate.”…

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