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Budget Bites: quick takes on the 2018-2019 state budget

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.

Post 2018-2019 Budget Bites 

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

Budget in review

We analyze important areas of the 2018-2019 state budget in this culminating report. 

Governor Kasich's proposed 2018-2019 budget

Budget Bite: Severance Tax

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 Bite: Local Government

Budget Bite: Senior Services

Budget Bites: Children’s Services

Budget Bite: Public Higher Education

Budget Bite: Hunger Relief

Budget Bite: Affordable College

Budget Bite: Scrap the ‘passthrough’ tax break

Budget Bite: Public Transit

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