Governor John Kasich unveiled “Building for Ohio’s Next Generation,” his state operating budget proposal for fiscal years 2018-2019 on Monday, January 30, 2017. The budget and tax report is contained in over 800 pages of text and spreadsheets. At this time, the Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee has begun hearing testimony and a full bill is expected within one to two weeks.
The Policy Team at Voices for Ohio’s Children has spent time reviewing the documents available—paying particular attention to items in-line with our 2017 Policy Agenda—and is pleased to provide this initial Kids Budget in Brief analysis. We will provide more in-depth information and analysis of the budget proposals as they progress through the Ohio General Assembly. The Senate should begin hearings this spring and the state budget must be approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Kasich by June 30th.
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