Kasich funding cut means Franklin County services for poor face shortfall

Franklin County is facing a multi-million dollar shortfall in the agency serving the poor after an unanticipated cut in state funding.Job and Family Services Director Joy Bivens said the county stands to lose an estimated $5.4 to $6.5 million a year in combined state aid and federal matching dollars.”Such a reduction would significantly hinder (the county agency’s) ability to provide benefits and services to Franklin County residents,” Bivens said. […]