MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Regional Planning Commission had little business to attend to Thursday, but had a chance to meet 68th District State Rep. Rick Carfagna and hear about some of the developments in the Ohio General Assembly.

The biggest issue before the legislators, Carfagna said, has been the biennial budget, made more complicated by the fact that revenue, mostly from income and sales taxes, is running about $750 million below what was estimated.

He said they were able to put a little bit of money back in the budget for schools and they scrapped the governor’s plan to cut the income tax by another 17 percent while increasing sales taxes.

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Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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