Mayor Greg Lashutka of Columbus sent a proposed two-year budget to the city council last week, even though city ordinances and state law prevent the adoption of a budget covering more than one year.

"We must begin to take a long-term approach to addressing our city's needs and the concerns of our citizens," the mayor said in a press release. "Although current state law prevents making appropriations for more than one year, we can still use this de facto two-year budget to guide our planning."

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