In light of the budget mess I mentioned this morning, word from an inside source is that 14-15 GOP members of the Ohio Senate have agreed in principle to a comprehensive plan that would address not only the current budget shortfall, but also work to solve the $7 billion budgetary tidal wave coming in 2011. The plan restructures state government, increases privatization of state services, and uses income gained from gambling. In addition, it thankfully eliminates Ted Strickland’s joke of an “evidence based” education plan.
This fight is far from over.
And I’m happy to hear that Republican members of the Ohio Senate are standing strong to do what’s right for the long-term benefit of the state.