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State Facing 2.5 Billion Dollar Shortfall In Upcoming Budget

Jun 3, 2020

State Budget Director Kimberly Murnieks
Credit governor.ohio.gov

State budget director Kimberly Murnieks says the DeWine Administration is seeking pay freezes and cuts for state employees as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to harm tax revenues. 

Murnieks says updated forecasts for the budget year beginning July 1 now show a 2.5 billion dollar shortfall. Her office will ask lawmakers to freeze pay for non-union employees beginning in July. She is also ordering 3.8 percent pay cuts for non-union workers and 4 percent for cabinet directors.