One Ohio Now Statehouse RallyHighlights the Truth about Kasich
For Immediate Release April 5, 2011Contact: Andrea Fejes 614- firstname.lastname@example.org
At a rally today on the Statehouse lawn, over 1000 people gathered to send themessage that the Governor
s budget shortchanges Ohio
s families and passes the tough choices to localcommunities.Participants in the rally called for a balanced approach to the current state budget crisis that includesrevenue to overcome the impacts of the worst national recession in a lifetime and continued state taxcuts.One Ohio Now (www.OneOhioNow.org) is a coalition of over 40 member organizations ranging fromthose involved in health and human services and education to public transportation and labor.
Relying solely on spending cuts will damage the state’s economy, said t
he growing coalition of organizations concerned about the state's future prosperity.Like other states, Ohio suffered an unprecedented collapse in state revenues at the same time thatpublic needs have increased dramatically. Ohio has mostly depended on making cuts to services toaddress the revenue breakdown in the past.Governor Kasich
’s proposed budget continues this trend.
The governor said in his State of the Stateaddress
“we can’t c
ut our way to a balanced budget.
However, his budget relies on massive cuts, privatizing and selling state assets, and one-time revenuesto balance the budget.The proposed budget cripples local governments, cuts funding to public education, reduces support forhigher education and slashes important health and human services including kinship care that keeps