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Scioto County declared in a state of fiscal emergency
First time in history an Ohio county has reached fiscal emergency
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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For the first time in Ohio history, a county government has such a big economic mess, it's been declared in a state of fiscal emergency by the state auditor. Scioto County, in southern Ohio, is the one with the financial headache, and a state commission will now be appointed to approve a remedy. State Auditor Mary Taylor talked with Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen about how big the county's financial problem is.
Mary Taylor on the seriousness of the county's problem

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Taylor says Scioto County officials shouldn't be surprised about the "emergency" label the county has just received. She notes the county first began experiencing a deficit in its general fund three years ago and local officials have never gotten the financial mess under control.

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