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    The Ohio House voted to override the Governor’s veto of the MCO budget amendment and we have been waiting for the Ohio Senate to concur with that vote. The Senate plans to return to session to address the House’s veto overrides on August 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm. 

    We ask that Lake County resident focus their advocacy efforts for the MCO amendment so that there is a favorable outcome on August 23rd. It’s extremely important that we continue to communicate with the Senate so that they do not lose steam on this issue. Lake County stands to lose $1,671,199.00, and Laketran stands to lose $417,800.00..

    ACTION ITEMS:

    1. Call our Senators today and ask them to commit to voting for an override of the Governor’s MCO amendment veto

    Senator Kenny Yuko 614-466-4583 or SD25@senate.state.oh.us

    Senator John Eklund 614-644-7718 or SD18@senate.state.oh.us

    THE MESSAGE:

    Please vote to override the Governor’s veto of the MCO sales tax amendment. The transition aid currently in the budget will only provide counties and transit authorities a one-time allocation to help them mitigate the loss of a $207 million revenue stream. The MCO sales tax amendment helps provide a mechanism for counties and transit authorities to replace some of the revenue they are losing once this transition aid ends.

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