Budget looms large for local lawmakers

SANDUSKY As they begin the new year, many Americans have personal finance and the recession on their
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

As they begin the new year, many Americans have personal finance and the recession on their minds.

Erie County's state lawmakers do too.

Erie County's returning state senator, Sen. Mark Wagoner, R-Toledo, and its brand-new state representative, Rep. Dennis Murray, D-Sandusky, both name the state budget as the top issue for the state legislature, which begins work today.

"We're going to have the most difficult state budget in recent memory," Wagoner said.