Digestible budget analysis and recommendations for reporters, policymakers and activists
Policy Matters Ohio has a vision for a state budget that invests in our children, our infrastructure and our workforce. Strong public services lay the foundation for thriving communities. In our paper An investment budget for a better Ohio, we looked at the funding required for the schools, infrastructure and services Ohio needs. Now we’ll check back in. Does Ohio's 2018-2019 budget deliver?
Our series of “Budget Bites” examines how the state is approaching the essentials we need. When Ohio is fully investing, we’ll ring the dinner bell. When it isn’t, we’ll identify the gap between what the governor proposes and the investment Ohio needs. Each bite includes recommendations when needed. We hope this series serves as a resource for reporters, policymakers, advocates, organizers and especially everyday Ohioans looking to ensure our state works for all of us.
Analysis of the 2018-2019 budget passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Kasich
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Food and Shelter
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Public Childcare and Early Education
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Public Transit
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Local Government
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Medicaid
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Alternatives to Incarceration
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Protective Services
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: K-12 Education
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Public Higher Education
Post 2018-2019 Budget Bite: Affordable College
We analyze important areas of the 2018-2019 state budget in this culminating report.
Budget Bite: Reduce Incarceration
Budget Bite: The Housing Trust Fund
Budget Bite: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Budget Bite: Early Care Investment Uncertain?
Budget Bite: All-Day Kindergarten
Budget Bites: Children’s Services
Budget Bite: Public Higher Education
Budget Bite: Affordable College
Budget Bite: Scrap the ‘passthrough’ tax break
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