Local Government Funding

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email
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Local government funding.

It's an issue in this year's Ohio statewide elections.

But it's all related to spending cuts the legislature made nearly four years ago.

Democratic candidates for state offices have been criticizing the Kasich administration and the Republican-controlled legislature for making cuts in funding to county governments in 2011.

Those cuts were made to balance the state budget.

But a Washington County Commission member says they were able to deal with those changes.

Local governments across the state have protested the reductions, saying they need the money to for road repairs and other services.

The county had a five percent increase in sales tax revenues last year - an increase largely the result of the drilling boom.

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