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Wright Patterson AFB Looking To Privatize Utilities

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Wright Patterson AFB is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations due to federal budget cuts.
11:39AM
December
3, 2013

Ohio’s largest military base is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations as it tries to offset steep cuts in the federal defense budget.

Wright Patt Employees Move To Appeal Furloughs

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Crews prep a C-5 Galaxy for a mission out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
8:55AM
June 24, 2013

More than 150 civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base have taken steps to appeal furloughs imposed because of federal budget cuts.

Ohio Base Will Cut 40 Percent Of Budget

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Wright Patterson Air Force Base expects to make large budget cuts.
12:55PM
May
3, 2013

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is expected to enact furlough days due to federal budget cuts.

OSU Joins Fight To Keep Air Traffic Control Towers Open

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An airplane takes off from OSU's Don Scott Field.
7:22AM
April
2, 2013

Ohio State University is joining other airports across the country in trying to block the closure of air-traffic control towers because of automatic cuts in federal spending.

More Money For Schools in Proposed State Budget Means Fewer Cuts

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Columbus City Schools budget cuts not as deep after district leaders discover more money in proposed state budget.
12:15PM
March 12, 2013

Columbus City Schools’ leaders say budget cuts will not be as deep now that they understand details of the governor’s proposed budget include an additional $25 million dollars in transportation dollars.

State Budget Cuts Would Force Closure Of Four Prisons

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8:01AM
December
11, 2012

State prisons director Gary Mohr says the propsed 10 percent cuts would force him to close three large state prisons and a smaller facility in Hocking County.

Critics Of State Budget Cuts Launch New Web Site

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Users of www.cutshurtohio.com can search budget cuts by county, although the information is not sourced and does not provide further detail.
6:52PM
July
24, 2012

Opponents of cuts in state funding to schools and local governments are using a new strategy to criticize the spending cuts: www.cutshurtohio.com.

Prison System To Resume Jail Inspections

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The corrections department stopped doing the inspections after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.
8:29AM
May
7, 2012

The corrections department stopped doing the inspections in 2008 after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.

Ohio Lawmakers Fight For Mansfield Air Guard Base

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From left, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Lakeville), Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Columbus) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) talk at the Air National Guard Wing in Mansfield.
12:43PM
March
20, 2012

The Department of Defense 2013 fiscal year budget cuts, designed to trim $487 billion over the next decade, scraps the C-27J program. All wings across the country that fly the cargo plane are getting new missions…except for the one in Mansfield.