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Ohio Budget Project


Ohio's budget reflects our legislators' priorities. Our Ohio Budget Project lays out the fundamentals, digs into specifics and recommends better ways to fund an Ohio that works for everyone.

Ohio Budget 101

Ohio should use our shared resources to do the most good for the most people, across race & place, of every gender, age & ability. Every two years, our reps in Columbus have the chance to create a state budget that does just that. Ohio Budget 101 lays out the basics, so everyone can be a budget advocate.

Review of Ohio’s 2022-23 budget

In this report, we examine how lawmakers have changed Ohio's spending over time, and how big tax cuts will reduce resources for basic public services. 

Click here for a searchable, sortable index of our analysis.

Ohio Budget Project Archives


A budget for everyone
Pooling our resources to build a better Ohio

Advocate Guide
Our four-page guide for budget advocates offers a high-level view of our recommendations.

Our state. Our community. Our budget.
Why care about the state budget?


Investing in Ohio and Ohioans
This issue brief describes investments that could make Ohio healthier, better educated, better protected and more prosperous.

Ohio Budget Basics
This chartbook reviews the basics of the Ohio budget and looks at funding trends over time.

Eroded Services
Between 184,000 and 198,000 Ohioans live in extreme poverty, but state funding for important human services has declined. 

Now is the time to invest in Ohio’s children
This report examines children’s services in which state GRF dollars have fallen.

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