ohio state budget

The Ohio Department of Education in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Graham Stokes for Ohio Capital Journal. Republish photo only with original story.)

State Board of Education of Ohio discusses changes coming with budget approval

BY: - July 13, 2023

In their first meeting since the state budget was approved with sweeping changes to Ohio’s State Board of Education, the group discussed the impacts it will face. “This is going to be another chapter here and I want to be as proactive and on top of this chapter as I can, and as we can,” […]

Study: Ohio could have more in budget for families with tax changes

BY: - January 31, 2023

An Ohio-based think tank said changes to the tax system in the state could bring home more money for families and represent better budgetary priorities. The analysis came as Gov. Mike DeWine is set to give his “State of the State” on Tuesday, followed by a formal introduction of his budget priorities to the state’s […]

Awaiting budget proposal, child advocates hope for more

BY: - January 27, 2023

As policymakers await the newest budget priorities to be laid out by Gov. Mike DeWine, advocates for the state’s children are hoping comprehensive child well-being will be at the top of the list. The Ohio Children’s Budget Coalition released their policy agenda for the 2024-2025 state budget, which they hope will include whole-child services to […]

‘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 […]