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Ohio’s Cities Say They Need More State Money To Fix Roads And Bridges

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Ohio’s cities have seen about $450 million in cuts to their local government funds under Gov. John Kasich. The lobby group that represents cities is looking forward to establishing new relationships with Governor-elect Mike DeWine and the incoming legislature. Here’s why. Mike Barhorst is the mayor of Sidney in western Ohio. He says he wants to make sure state leaders… Read More

Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts

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Danny Ferguson didn’t like what he saw happening in Lincoln County, West Virginia, where he grew up. The downturn in the coal industry had hit hard, and young people had few job options beyond some fast food places. “We don’t have nothing else for them to be employed,” Ferguson said. “Lincoln County is in bad… Read More