Local Government Funding Local Governments Complain About Cuts In State Budget Plan By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 16, 2017 Ohio Public Radio Local government leaders say their communities are losing money in the latest two-year state budget proposal, which could create a domino effect statewide. FitzGerald Campaigns In Columbus By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Feb 14, 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is trying to tap into the frustration of local government officials. Local Governments Struggle To Provide Services After State Cuts By Jim Letizia • Sep 26, 2013 Columbus city leaders are working toward a 75 million dollar balance in the municipal rainy day fund. One of the reasons is to help the city maintain services in an era of state funding cuts. Safety Forces Want More State Money For Communities By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • May 31, 2013 Ohio firefighters and police officers say the state needs to do more to make sure communities have enough money to operate.