State Budget Nears Vote by the Full Senate

The Ohio Senate this week made their first round of amendments to the state’s two-year, main operating budget, contained in House Bill 166. Early next week, the upper chamber will make further revisions before voting on the final Senate version and sending it to a joint House-Senate conference committee that will reconcile various differences between the two chambers.

The current Senate version of the bill includes $33.58 billion in General Revenue Fund spending in Fiscal Year 2020, down $10.64 million from the House version, and $35.24 billion in FY 2021, up $23.15 million from the House version. Across all funds, the Senate version allocates $69.83 billion in FY 2020, up $18.20 million from the House, and $71.88 billion in FY 2021, up $187.36 million from the House.

The final budget must be presented to Gov. Mike DeWine no later than June 30. 6/13/2019