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Dennis Murray Misrepresents His Record at Candidate Forum

Sandusky, Ohio—Following a Sandusky Register candidate forum between candidates for the 80th Ohio House District, Republican candidate and small business owner Jeff Krabill highlighted several inaccurate statements from incumbent Democrat Dennis Murray. “I think it is important to fact check these statements so that the people of the 80th District have the best possible information when they cast their ballots,” Krabill said. “I think we had a great discussion in this forum, but certain misrepresentations need to be clarified.”
Among these inaccuracies during the debate, Murray claimed that state spending has decreased during his term in office. In reality, Murray helped to increase state spending by more than $10 billion by using one-time dollars, including federal bailout money and Ohio’s rainy day fund, to fund ongoing programs. This misuse of temporary dollars created an $8 billion deficit now confronting Ohio taxpayers.
Additionally, while Murray claimed that K-12 education funding increased by more than 5 percent in the current budget,