Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton) released the following statement in response to today’s state budget unveiling:
“Though Governor Kasich has said Ohio is on the verge of a statewide recession, his budget proposal is largely built on the same failed economic ideology that has been holding Ohio back from sharing in the economic growth and stability our nation has experienced since the recession. Tax shifting from the wealthy few to the working and middle class has sidelined Ohio, and predictably failed to bring back middle-class jobs.
“To help Ohio get ahead we need to look to the future and recession-proof against uncertainty by rebalancing taxes and investing in our students. There is a way that works, but it requires a different approach, one that recognizes our economy grows only when all Ohioans have an opportunity to succeed.”