2023 budget

Ohio Dept. of Education praises governor, House versions of education budget

BY: - May 1, 2023

What started as a push by state education officials for targeted reading intervention as part of the new Ohio operating budget became a dissection of private school funding and billions in COVID funding still remaining in education coffers. The Senate is considering the operating budget for the state now that it has received House revisions […]

Child care advocates, chamber of commerce urge reconsideration of budget

BY: - April 24, 2023

Policy and business advocates alike are hoping the Ohio legislature will reconsider changes to the state budget with regard to the child care workforce and scholarships. The House revised the budget bill last week, eliminating $150 million in American Rescue Plan funds that were a part of the governor’s executive budget proposal to establish a […]

Public safety advocates push against school resource officer money, ask for more discretion

BY: - March 31, 2023

Legal experts and juvenile justice advocates want to see more discretion given to school districts when it comes to public safety dollars, rather than a giant check going directly to law enforcement. In a joint call, the Juvenile Justice Coalition, the Ohio Poverty Law Center, the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio and others called on the legislature […]