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Local residents worried about Gov. Kasich's Budget

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Dayton- On the heels of Governor John Kasich announcing his budget plan, some local residents are voicing their concerns about their future.

Along with Dayton City Commissioner Nan Whaley, about a dozen people gathered Monday at the downtown branch of the Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library.

Many residents are worried about the possible job cuts.

Meanwhile, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's office has reversed policy and will now allow journalists to broadcast sound and images gathered during a Tuesday media briefing on the state budget.

Spokeswoman Connie Wehrkamp says the reversal was prompted by concerns raised by Statehouse journalists and media outlets on Monday, the first day of Sunshine Week, which calls attention to laws that allow public access to government records and meetings.

Reporters objected to rules limiting them to notepads, pens, and tape recorders, which were to be used only to check accuracy. Video and photos also were to be prohibited.

The media briefing precedes Kasich's public budget rollout at 6 p.m. It will take the form of a town hall forum for invited guests and broadcast on government television.

Monday, March 14 2011, 08:03 PM EDT

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