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Local-government funding stirs debate

Nov 04, 2018 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

In the years since Ohio Gov. John Kasich and lawmakers began cutting millions in taxpayer funding for local governments, there has been an ongoing debate about whether to restore the money.

It's been an issue in the race for governor this year: Democrat Richard Cordray has proposed restoring the funding -- nearly $450 million. Republican Mike DeWine has not, but he has proposed making specific grants to help cities with issues such as opioid addiction.

Local leaders are particularly ...