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Mayor Mallory, Gov. Kasich speak out about city budget

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Mayor Mark Mallory spoke out about the City of Cincinnati's budget for 2013 on Tuesday.

He says Governor Kasich pulled $22 million from the 'local government support fund', and eliminated the estate tax.

His response comes after City Manager Milton Dohoney's proposal to cut $34 million by cutting Cincinnati Police Mounted Patrol, and leasing out city garages to a private company.

Governor Kasich's office responded with the following:

 "Tight budgets are never easy, which is why Ohio has given Cincinnati, and other local governments, powerful tools to control costs by sharing services with one another. Although Cincinnati has chosen not to take up these cost-savings tools, the local governments that have report saving their taxpayers more than $170 million".

Cincinnati City Council are scheduled to hold several meetings on the proposed budget, beginning December 6th.

A final vote on any revisions to the budget could also happen during a special session of council, which is scheduled for December 14th.

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