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Learn why the GCP supports efforts to retain SB5
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
A "yes" vote on Issue 2 is a vote for lower taxes
Cleveland, Ohio--The Greater Cleveland Partnership is supporting efforts by the Building a Better Ohio campaign to retain SB5. One reason: A “yes” vote on Issue 2 will help ease the tax burden on the middle class.
“Voters need the full story about what SB5 is and isn’t” says GCP President and CEO Joe Roman. “Polls have found that a vast majority of voters support the individual reforms that SB5 contains.
“An important SB5 component is that it includes reasonable approaches that provide local governments with the tools they need to deal with fiscal challenges without raising taxes,” says Roman. “Helping control the cost of state and local government benefits each and every taxpayer. We’re talking about moving beyond a quick fix every two years. It’s time to create a balanced-budget scenario that’s sustainable over the long term.
SB5 also eliminates the outdated practice of seniority-based layoffs. It gives districts the option of considering teacher performance when districts have no other choice but to reduce staff levels. This provides the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and other districts with the guidelines they need to keep the best teachers in their classrooms, regardless of their budgetary situation.
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