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Blessing Touts Key Provisions In Senate Budget

June 10, 2021
Louis W. Blessing, III News
COLUMBUS— This week, State Senator Louis W. Blessing III (R-Colerain Township) joined his colleagues to pass Substitute House Bill 110, the Senate's proposal for Ohio's FY 2022-2023 operating budget.

"I'm proud of the work the Senate has done on school funding, building on the great work done in the House," Blessing said. "We have a rational, sustainable, and predictable base cost that starts with the person at the front of the classroom: the teacher. This will bolster our excellent schools, and help them continue to provide a world class education." Major provisions in the Senate's plan include a five percent income tax cut for working Ohioans, a financially sustainable school funding plan, investments in local governments, and increased funding for health and human services.

Senator Blessing prioritized school funding during the committee process, leading the way in developing a school funding formula that will provide a sustainable and reliable system for Ohio's public schools.

The bill now returns to the Ohio House of Representatives, where it is expected to be referred to a conference committee where the House and Senate versions will be reconciled.