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Government Relations Update June 9, 2010

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Government Relations Update June 9, 2010

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  1. Government Relations UpdateJune 9, 2010 OLC, 1105 Schrock Road, Suite 440, Columbus, OH 43229-1174Ph: (614) 410-8092, Fax: (614) 410-8098, E-mail: olc@olc.org

  2. FY ‘10 – ’11 Biennium Budget • $50 billion over 2 yrs. • Balanced • Sales tax above estimates • Personal tax payments 16.3% under estimates • 121,000 net increase in jobs Feb. – Mar. • Medicaid underspending

  3. FY ’12 – ’13 Biennium Budget ??????????????? • $ 8 billion ???????????????

  4. FY ’12 – ’13 Biennium Budget • How do you balance the next biennium budget? • Increased Revenue • VLTs • Fees • Gambling • Federal $$$ • Taxes • Bake Sales

  5. FY ’12 – ’13 Biennium Budget • How do you balance the next biennium budget? • Cut expenses • Where? • How?

  6. Election Year • Governor’s Race • General Assembly

  7. Educating Legislators • Home Days • Candidate Opportunities • Trustees • Materials / Message

  8. Educating Legislators • Message • We have strong and successful libraries. Key public service, used by all ages. Critical asset for Ohio competitiveness as a place to live and work. • The further we advance into the information age, the more Ohioans are using their libraries. • 88% of Ohio voters rate their local libraries as excellent or good.

  9. Educating Legislators • Background • Importance of state funding • Good libraries throughout Ohio, not just economically advantaged areas • Collaboration • History of state funding • Intangibles tax 1930’s - 1984 • LLGSF 1985 – 2006 • 6.3% of personal income • 5.7% of personal income • PLF 2007 – current • 2.22% • 1.97%

  10. Educating Legislators

  11. Educating Legislators • Local Message • Traffic / circulation • Special programs – Ready To Read, Job Search, Homework Help Centers • Hours • Staff Materials

  12. Educating Legislators • Post Election materials • Funding • Trustees • Children

  13. Eliminating the Income Tax • HB 400 • 43% of state revenue • Congressman Kasich

  14. County Prosecutor’s Ruling • Federal judge • Legislative action – Rep. Murray • Amendment • Bill • Letter to prosecutors / directors • What does this mean? • Advisory • Representation?

  15. Local Government Commission • Report due September 1, 2010 • 26 recommendations • Review library organization