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Governor’s budget highlights

Ohio governor budget highlights

We have been featuring various aspects of Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget for 2020-21. According to DeWine, it is structurally balanced and won’t increase our taxes.

The budget focuses on Ohio’s children, families, workforce, infrastructure, mental health, addiction recovery and natural resources. The budget:

• Adds $56 million to support mental health and addiction recovery.

• Invests $12 million for the Ohio START Program.

• Increases funding to local governments for substance-use disorder services.

• Establishes opportunity zones for economically distressed communities.

• Provides micro-degrees for Ohioans seeking new workforce skills.

• Creates the H2Ohio Fund to ensure safe water.

See the full budget.

Edward Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications

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