ohio state budget

‘Not Our Ohio:’ Reproductive rights advocates call for DeWine vetoes of health measures

BY: - June 30, 2021

Leaders of reproductive rights groups and abortion-providing health clinics say some of the most dangerous provisions of the Ohio budget survived revisions by both the House and Senate. Joining with existing laws that exclude abortion clinics from receiving state funding, the budget passed late Monday night includes provisions to restrict ambulatory surgical facility physicians, a […]

Ohio Senate passes state budget, negotiations with House to follow

BY: - June 10, 2021

The two legislative chambers have approved their respective versions of the two-year state operating budget. Now comes the heavy negotiating. Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives have until the end of June to find common ground among their differing spending priorities. The goal is to send a finished version to Gov. […]

Advocates: Increases in infant health, reductions in youth prisons should be budget priorities

BY: - May 14, 2021

Advocates are looking to the Ohio Senate to prioritize child welfare issues, such as infant health, child care and reducing youth incarceration as they work toward passage of the state operating budget. Members of child welfare organizations across the state are encouraged by continued investments in local support programs addressing poverty and child care that […]

‘Fair School Funding’ praised in education budget, other parts in need of second look

BY: - April 26, 2021

School administrators and teachers unions praised the inclusion of a public school funding formula as part of the proposed state budget, but see other areas that could be improved or even removed. The budget bill passed by the Ohio House this week includes folds in the funding bill that’s been running through a House committee […]