Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald shared a new idea of how to use part of the sin tax dollars to help Cleveland sports teams.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive who plans to challenge Gov. John Kasich next year, says the new state budget is a "train wreck" for the middle class.
FitzGerald, a Democrat, tells reporters in Columbus that the budget lawmakers approved Thursday shifts the tax burden to local governments. And he says the Republican governor should veto all the abortion provisions that are included.
The Ohio Legislature passed a $62 billion, two-year budget that cuts personal income taxes, revamps the school funding system and adds the new abortion restrictions.
Kasich is expected to sign the measure before the deadline Sunday after exercising his line-item veto power.
Kasich and Republican legislative leaders are scheduled to gather on Friday at the governor's mansion to discuss the budget with reporters.
Ohio's largest county wants to try an experimental approach to keep more children from homeless families out of foster care.
Ohio Democrats' presumptive 2014 gubernatorial nominee, Ed FitzGerald, is seeking to reassure supporters that his campaign is focused and moving forward after his running mate left the race.
Ohio Democrats are struggling to diffuse the fallout from a 2014 lieutenant governor candidate's hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal and business liens without alienating key groups.
A Democratic lawyer running for lieutenant governor owes tens of thousands of dollars in federal and state tax liens, which has immediately complicated his party's hopes of unseating Republican Gov. John Kasich.