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Kasich’s budget worries Cleveland Ohio’s local government fund

Feb 03, 2017 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Columbus — Some Ohio municipalities, including Cleveland, fear a funding distribution change proposed in Gov. John Kasich’s budget could lead to more cuts in their state aid.

The state’s local government fund — established in 1934 in a deal with local governments to create the state sales tax — is currently divvied up based on several factors, including population. Kasich’s plan calls for a portion of the fund to be allocated based on need, or the local government’s “capaci...