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House, Senate Agree On New Two-Year State Budget Plan

Jul 17, 2019

Conference Committee meets to work out the details of the budget deal.
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a 69 billion dollar two-year state budget plan. 

The legislature is scheduled to vote on it today as the interim budget expires. More from Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow.

A bipartisan committee with representatives and senators hashed out what is expected to be the done deal between the two chambers.

The final budget bill cuts income taxes across the board by 4%, restores the $1.2 billion income tax deduction for small businesses and pass-through entities, but bans lawyers and lobbyists from taking it. It puts a moratorium on any new Academic Distress Commissions to take over failing schools, keeps the motion picture tax credit, and schedules the 2020 Presidential Primary for St. Patrick’s Day.

Both the House and Senate are schedule to hold a full vote on the budget deal just hours before the temporary spending plan expires.