Ohio's Senate Bill 5: A Good Idea Persuasive Essay by scribbler

Ohio's Senate Bill 5: A Good Idea
A review of Ohio's Senate Bill 5 that supports the legislation despite the controversy surrounding it.
# 153492 | 1,352 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 06, 2013 in Political Science (State and Local Politics)

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This paper reveals the extent of the serious budget deficit in Ohio, and focuses on finding out the truth about the controversial legislation, Senate Bill 5. The paper explains what Senate Bill 5 (SB5) actually addresses and separates the facts from the myths that the media has spread about this proposed law. The paper finds that SB5 is not an attack on teachers, firefighters and police, but this legislation is a well-thought-out move to keep the Ohio budget deficits from continuing to worsen year after year, and avoid dragging the state into a fiscal black hole. This paper is strongly in support of this common-sense legislation.

The Real Story of Ohio's Budget Shortfall
What Senate Bill 5 Actual Addresses
Myths and Realities about Senate Bill 5

From the Paper:

"While many citizens and a controversy-hungry media focus on the referendum that will be held in the fall, 2011, providing that the proper number of bona fide registered voters sign the petitions, the media has seemed to lose sight of the facts in this issue. First, the budget deficit that Ohioans face is a major fiscal and social issue that has to be faced. The governor along with the legislature have ultimate responsibility for the health, safety, and well being of the citizens of Ohio. And the budget that is passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor is designed to meet the fiscal obligations and the social obligations of the state.
"According to SunshineReview.org (SR.org), a non-profit group that Ohio operates on a biennium, which means its budges cover not one year, but two years at a time. Currently, Ohio's fiscal budget situation is in its second year; the budget went from July 1, 2009, to June 20, 2010/ and year two was from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011. As with other states, and the federal government, both the House and the Senate in Ohio must approve the budget bill before it is sent to the governor for his signature. The law in Ohio "forbids the carrying over of a deficit from one year to the next," SR.org explains, and that's part of the problem that the governor and the members of the legislator face."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Marshall, Aaron. (2010). Ohio's budget shortfall could be as high as $10 billion, lawmaker says. Cleveland.com. Retrieved May 30, 2011, from http://blog.cleveland.com.
  • Naymik, Mark. (2011). Ohio's Senate Bill 5 will bring dramatic changes. Retrieved May 29, 2011, from http://blog.clevelend.com.
  • SB5 Truth. (2011). Myth Versus Reality: The Truth about SB5. Retrieved May 30, 2011, fromhttp://www.sb5truth.com/myth-vs-reality/.
  • Sunshine Review. (2011). Ohio State Budget. Retrieved May 29, 2011, fromhttp://sunshinereview.org/index.php/ohio_state_budget.

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Ohio's Senate Bill 5: A Good Idea (2013, June 06) Retrieved March 23, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/persuasive-essay/ohio-senate-bill-5-a-good-idea-153492/

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