TMACOG Forum: Ohio State Budget and Local Governments
Following the December meeting of the TMACOG Board of Trustees, an invited panel addressed the budget deficit of the state of Ohio and the implications for local governments. Panel members included Ottawa County Commissioner and former TMACOG Chair Steve Arndt, State Representative Randy Gardner, and City of Oregon Administrator Mike Beazley.
Representative Gardner gave a sobering description of the size of the deficit and the limited options available to the state government. He shared reports from the Ohio Budget Advisory Task Force and the Center for Community Solutions. Click on the links to read about some of the challenges involved in balancing the state budget. Commissioner Arndt and Administrator Beazley described how state funding contributes to operating expenses in their jurisdictions.
Oregon Administrator Mike Beazley makes a point at the TMACOG forum on the Ohio state budget.