A 40% budget increase in Ohio... Opportunity Ohio released an analysis of Governor Kasich’s proposed budget data. The results highlight the amount of spending that Ohio has engaged in under Governor Kasich’s six years of budgeting. The amount of spending is staggering considering that Governor Kasich considers himself a fiscal conservative.
This important shift will not affect the prosecution of conduct traditionally thought of as criminal—crimes relating the public safety and public order—but it will limit the use of the inefficient criminal-justice system to enforce mundane regulatory offenses.