DeWine takes wait-and-see approach to fixing virus-cratered state budget

More than two months into the fiscal year, state officials have yet to take any significant steps to resolve a projected $2 billion shortfall in the COVID-19-wracked state budget.The gap for the budget year that began July 1 has thus far been met with tinkering around the edges that falls far short of aligning budgeted spending with anticipated revenue.The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, its forced business closures and jobless claims from nearly 1.7 million […]


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