Governor DeWine announced priorities for his two-year state budget at a kickoff press conference last week. The details of the state’s main operating budget have yet to be formally introduced as a bill, but testimony began this week before the House Finance Committee.
Kimberly Murnieks, Director, Ohio Office of Budget and Management, outlined forecast revenue and spending for the biennium.
The state budget has far-reaching fiscal impacts on all individuals and businesses. As it is debated, the budget bill – expected to be introduced today – becomes a “legislative Christmas tree” including hundreds of potentially significant policy changes.
OMA staff and counsel will be monitoring and reporting on the myriad of policies addressed in the bill. Stay tuned and plan to participate in upcoming OMA policy committees where details will be reviewed and discussed. 3/21/2019