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Editorial: Regionalism is a sensible alternative to raising local taxes

The Plain Dealer - August 22, 2014

Over the past four years, Ohio communities have seen their state-provided revenue decline by nearly $900 million, much of that due to Gov. John Kasich's decisions to slash the state's local government fund and eliminate the estate tax.

Those funding reductions, along with a lengthy recession, have forced local communities to cut services and rethink the way they do things. Many have chosen to seek local tax increases to make up for lost revenue from the state, but not always with success.

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