Ohio rerouted donations for blind, organ donations to balance budget

Posted by DarthDilbert at 8/24/2009 12:09:00 PM

State government took from funds to prevent blindness and promote organ donations in order to balance the budget.

Millions of Ohio motorists were blindsided by a June 9 raid on $2.7 million they had voluntarily paid to thwart blindness in children and help solve the critical shortage of organ donations.

When The Dispatch opened Gov. Ted Strickland's eyes yesterday to his administration's grab of $1.4 million intended for the Save Our Sight Fund, he promised that the money would be returned.

"We will certainly correct that," Strickland said. "That is not something I was aware of. I will find out why that has occurred, and it will be corrected."

Columbus Dispatch


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