Dublin Villager

Duffey seeks residents' input on Kasich budget plan


State Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) has set up an online survey for constituents to provide their opinions about Gov. John Kasich's state budget proposal.

Recently, Gov. Kasich released his proposed state budget for the 2014-15 fiscal years.

A member of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee, Duffey has begun reviewing Kasich's reform package that includes changes to Ohio's school-funding model, reductions in the state income and sales taxes and expansions to the sales tax for services, among other reforms.

Duffey is requesting residents' opinions and concerns on those proposals before the Ohio House of Representatives votes on the bill.

"At least you can say this: Gov. Kasich is not boring," Duffey said. "As we have become accustomed, he has offered a series of major proposals for job creation that Ohioans need to consider carefully before deciding if they make sense.

"I hope our residents will speak up. Now is the time to be heard."

Duffey's office has emailed the link to this survey to constituents who have contacted his office. In addition, he maintains a Facebook page at facebook.com/StateRepMikeDuffey, where he posts live updates from the Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

Residents in Dublin, Worthington and northwest Franklin County are invited to provide their opinions to Duffey by visiting the survey at tinyurl.com/DuffeyBudgetSurvey.