Governor DeWine closes all barber shops, but still gives all taxpayers a “haircut” rather than using the “rainy day” funds.
The shut down of businesses has caused a drop in the State’s tax revenues, and has forced Governor DeWine to cut the State of Ohio’s expenditures by $775 million. Here is a link to an article published by Cleveland.com giving the details:
Here is another article from Cleveland.com giving DeWine’s reasons for the cuts by district.
LFC has summarized the impact on the Lake County school districts.
The original total funding for all Lake County school districts was $91,088,783 and the total cuts are $6,629,551 (7.3%) [$6,629,551/$91,088,783] However, take a look at the percentage decreases for each school district. The Kirtland school district is being penalized for being a wealthy district. Kirtland’s Superintendent, Bill Wade, will have to make some changes, or he may need to return to the voters with another levy. Unfortunately, the recent school levies that passed in the March 17, 2020 election (moved to April 28th), Willoughby-Eastlake and the Lake County Financing District, will be all for naught because of these State cuts. We may see more school levies on the November 2020 ballot.
WARNING: The schools will be back for more property taxes. We are on an unsustainable path, and those on fixed incomes are being priced out of their homes.
LFC contends that the State’s handling of the March 17th primary election caused voters to be confused, and, therefore, reduced the number of ballots submitted. It is becoming very clear to us that we should not accept another all mail-in ballot election for the general election in November. The total mail-in ballot concept amounts to voter suppression. We will be checking with the politicians to see what is being contemplated, and will let our readers know their responses.
We will be posting results for all 610 Ohio school districts in another article.