Last updated 3:39AM ET
October 18, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Budget Cutting
(2008-07-21)
(WOUB) - The Ohio House and Senate are cutting a
total of $3.7 million from their budgets in an ongoing state effort to pare expenses in a tight economy.

The cuts, announced Monday by House Speaker Jon Husted and Senate President Bill Harris, represent 8.7 percent of the House budget and 8.3 percent of the Senate budget.

Gov. Ted Strickland said in January that there was a projected budget shortfall of at least $733 million over the next year.

He directed state agencies in the executive branch to make budget
cuts.

He also called for reductions of at least 5 percent in the budgets at statewide offices.
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