News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics


Summit County looking at Kasich budget

by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


Senior Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
In The Region:
Local government officials are still trying to figure out what Governor’s proposed budget may mean to them.    But,  like the economy, it appears to be mostly good news.  WKSU’s Mark Urycki reports . 
Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:36)


Governor Kasich has is embracing President Obama’s expansion of Medicaid, including the treatment of mental health care.  Much of those services have been handled by counties from local and state funds.  Now federal Medicaid money will be added to the pot. 

Kasich is also calling for broadening sales taxes to include more services but he also wants to cut the sales tax rate from 5 ½ to 5%.   But local levies may also be cut. Summit County Executive Russ Pry says additional sales taxes that counties add on, including levies for the Metro Bus service, will have to be reduced. 

In the end, the governor says counties will still see a 10% increase over what they are now getting.   Summit County Budget Director Brian Nelsen notes the Local Government Fund is also supposed to rise -  next year and the year after that.  A dozen years ago Summit took in 13 million dollars from that revenue sharing.  That’s only about 40% of what they were getting a dozen years ago.
So any talk of increased revenue sharing has Russ Pry saying  he’s cautiously optimistic 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Ohio lawmakers want to eliminate background checks, training to carry guns
On the face of this report I don't find the name of the bill or who sponsered it. I will have to google a general bill with this as its content to address it. N...

Ohio lawmaker calls for an investigation into a Dayton women's prison
I was an inmate at DCI and I am so happy that it's being investigated. The staff behavior there is awful unless he/she is your lover. There are more drugs insid...

Ohio's disabled face long waiting list for services
Can we use the Tribble on Disability Care? if so can you send the link to http://voice4thevoiceless.us thank you, Mark J Cleland Sr voice4thevoiceless.us

Treasures rescued from Cleveland's closed Catholic churches
This was found to be a real gift today Good Friday Bless you for your work

Akron mayor says he had reason to fear an "enraged" councilmember
At least we know that York is out sick. Where in the World is Carmen Plusquellic today?

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University