Kasich signs $112 billion budget, marking a 'new way and a new day'
Settle down, guv. It's not a new day for everyone. Here's what the front page of the Beacon Journal told us on the same day:
KSU to increase fall tuition 3.5%
The story cited "declining" revenue from the state as a reason for the increase. That has been the old way of paying the bills.
As rising tuition at state schools has steadily increased, I have frequently asked, without getting a reasonable answer, why a tuition increase isn't a new tax on students. To broaden that question, with drastic cuts in state assistance to school districts and local government ($2 billion) in the Kasich budget, we will doubtless find local leaders across the state seeking new revenue (taxes!) to pay for the services that people not only need, but want.
When you boast of "a new way and a new day", guv, what am I missing in the translation?