From 10 a.m. until 11:30, Senator Randy Gardner will host an open public forum at the Fulton County Administrative Office Building’s 2nd Floor Conference room to answer questions and listen to concerns and ideas about the state budget. Gardner will provide an update on the budget and then meet with citizens one-on-one to discuss any of hundreds of issues contained in the bill.
“While I attend dozens of meetings at the Statehouse, I believe we should take the budget out of Columbus before we vote,” Gardner said. “There’s nothing more important than to listen personally to the people I represent in the Senate.”
The state budget bill includes spending items on numerous subjects, including schools, local government, libraries, health care and agriculture. The bill also contains changes in Ohio tax policies, currently including income tax cuts and small business tax cuts. The House of Representatives passed its version of the budget on April 22 and the Senate will amend the bill and vote in early June. The budget must be balanced and signed into law by the governor by June 30.
The forum is open to the public and reservations are not required.
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