LOWER TOWNSHIP’S BUDGET INCLUDES NO TAX INCREASE

Lower Township’s 2020 budget is expected to include no tax increase.  Township officials met Monday and discussed a new spending plan that helps eliminate some debt while managing major projects.  The new budget totals over $30 million and maintains a healthy surplus.

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  1. Over the last 14 years, Ohio lawmakers used state resources for income and corporate tax cuts and boosted spending on tax breaks for special interests. As a result, investment in important foundations for the economy and the future – like higher education has fallen instead of increased to meet new needs in the modern workplace. State funds sent to school districts and used for human services has either stagnated or fallen since 2006. Thanks to cuts in revenue sharing with local governments, the state simultaneously doled out big tax cuts for the wealthy while boosting the its own rainy day fund. Federal funds are increasingly used to backfill in services – like increasing use of TANF funds for public child care for low-wage workers a precarious position for many Ohioans who rely upon them as Congress keeps trying to dismantle federal health and human service programs.

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