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Collection Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers
Title Newsclipping index
Accession number 10-20
Catalog Number 10-20News022003
Date February 2003
Object Name Newsclippings
Scope & Content 2003

Newsclipping index

February 27
State superintendent defends agency's budget/ department of education.
A pattern of wrongdoing/ former head of schools-construction panel criticized for taking gifts from contractors.

February 19
Tax hike hits wall in Ohio senate/ finance committee can't agree on whether to back plan proposed by Taft.
Taft gets budget panel to delay vote/ senate finance committee to try again today.
Taft plea delays vote on budget/ governor lobbying for new taxes, not cuts.
Senate divided on budget solution/ Taft's 'sin' sales-tax hike and cuts all on the table.
Tax-hike plan stalls in Ohio senate.
Senate resisting plea from Taft/ lawmakers reluctant to support big tax increases.

February 18
Ohio sin taxes apparently snuffed out in senate/ Taft proposal to help cover budget deficit appears dead, but he will consider alternative funding ideas.
Taft's sin-tax hikes ore off, senate leader says.
Ohio senate unlikely to consider raising sin taxes/ republicans reject gov. Taft's proposal to close state deficit.
Sin taxes off the table in senate budget fix debate.

February 17
Republicans all over the map in trying to find way out of budget mess.

February 14
GOP panel eyes tax-hike parameters.
Ohio senators reassess possibility of tax hike/ state shortfall may be greater than expected.
Senate proposes temporary sales tax increase.
Ohio vehicle fleet might be an area ripe for cutting.
Ohio's busted budget/ the house has shown itself incapable of a solution; Gov. Taft and the senate must not let the state down.

February 13
House budget fix doesn't cut it, Taft declares.
Taft rejects house plan to fill budget shortfall.
House defies Taft on budget/ plan doesn't cut or tax enough to close deficit.

February 12
Interim tax may be OK by governor.
House panel rejects Taft plan/ bill would forbid governor from cutting education frunding.

February 11
Finance charimen new to state budget battles.

February 8
House says no to Taft's taxes/ if so, gov. will cut school funding, spokesman says.
Taft puts schools in the middle/ governor warns of deep cuts if his plan to raise taxes fails.
April 15 might be too late for Ohio/ senate GOP says delay of tax increase decision could unbalance budget.