Report: Ohio Lags in Transportation Spending

A new report from the National Association of State Budget Officers shows Ohio saw a 6.8% boost in transportation spending from FY 2018 to FY 2019. That’s considerably less than the average increase of 8.9% across all 50 states.

When considering all state and federal funds, as well as bonding, it is estimated that transportation accounted for 4.8% of Ohio’s overall expenditures in FY 2019. Only four other states (Colorado, Louisiana, Oregon and Wyoming) had smaller percentages dedicated to transportation.

Meanwhile, Medicaid was Ohio’s largest state expenditure, accounting for 38.0% of spent dollars (compared to 28.9% nationally), followed by 16.7% for primary and secondary education. 12/3/2019