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Democratic State Senator Wants To Invest Rainy Day Fund Dollars


Democrats are calling on the state to release some of the 2.7 billion dollars in its Rainy Day Fund.  

One senator says that money can be invested in people. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow explains. 
Democratic Senator Joe Schiavoni is once again saying it’s time to use some savings to show communities the state cares about them by spending it on things like broadband, universal preschool, and infrastructure.

Schiavoni: “If you don’t invest in your people then you have people moving out of Ohio in order to build a life with their family.”


Governor John Kasich has strongly opposed that. When adding to the fund last week, he said local government officials, in his words, whine about wanting money for special projects when it needs to be saved for an economic downturn.



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