Monday, March 5, 2012

State budget cuts hit small-town Ohio

State budget cuts hit small-town Ohio: "Residents in Uniopolis wanted a balanced budget, and voted in Republican Gov. John Kasich to get the job done. But now the village is facing disincorporation because it can't stay afloat.

Reporting from Uniopolis, Ohio—
Residents here were all for balancing Ohio's budget. They didn't expect that to mean their town would cease to exist.

This small village of low-slung houses and squeaky swing sets in western Ohio's farm country has already laid off its part-time police officer and decided not to replace its maintenance worker, who recently retired. To save cash, Mayor William Rolston will propose Monday that the town turn off the street lights, and that Uniopolis disincorporate after more than a century in existence...."


MotivatedinOhio said...

Welcome to Ohio under Kasich.

Underground Politics said...

It makes me sad :(

But you get what you vote for :|