Senate District 16
Stephanie Kunze
Kunze Highlights Key Provisions in Senate Budget
Makes Significant Investments in the Health and Wellbeing of Ohioans, Veterans Services and Workforce Development
June 1, 2021

COLUMBUS— The Ohio Senate today introduced a new biennium budget plan as the state forges ahead into the post pandemic economy.

State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) championed several key provisions in the Senate's proposal, including:

  • Investments in the health of women and children, including the expansion of Medicaid coverage for new mothers from 60 days to one year. The budget plan also increases access and funding for child care services.

  • Appropriations for South-Western Career Academy in Franklin County in the amount of $125,000 each fiscal year to boost local workforce development efforts and $5 million each fiscal year for need-based financial aid to qualifying students enrolled in the short-term certificate programs at community and technical colleges in Ohio.

  • Support for our veterans by maintaining a critical therapy program for those suffering from PTSD. Provides additional $740,000 for 13 veterans groups across Ohio and appropriates $400K to provide temporary housing for female veterans who are homeless.

“Today, the Ohio Senate adopted a balanced, fiscally responsible budget that prioritizes the working men and women of Ohio, as well as our state’s at risk children and new mothers,” said Kunze. “I look forward to continuing our work with the House and Governor’s office to advocate for and support programs that help Ohioans who need it most.”

To learn more about the state's biennium budget here
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