Ohio Rainy Day Fund Ohio Handles One Budget Shortfall, But Another Is Looming By Ohio Public Radio • Jun 10, 2020 Ohio Public Radio Using three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts and some reserve cash and federal Medicaid funding, the state has staved off a budget deficit for the fiscal year that ends on June 30. Kasich Wants Budget Surplus Spent On Rainy Day Fund, Tax Relief By Associated Press • Aug 8, 2018 Ohio Public Radio Ohio Governor John Kasich wants to use a projected budget surplus on the state rainy day fund and lower withholding taxes. Democratic State Senator Wants To Invest Rainy Day Fund Dollars By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 18, 2018 ohiosenate.gov Democrats are calling on the state to release some of the 2.7 billion dollars in its Rainy Day Fund. Kasich Tells Lawmakers To Leave State's Rainy Day Fund Alone By Ohio Public Radio • Jul 12, 2018 Ohio Public Radio The state has deposited more than 650 million dollars into its rainy day fund. State Funds Cruicial To Opioid Addiction Services By Ohio Public Radio • Dec 14, 2017 There are as many as 170 thousand Ohioans who abuse or are addicted to opioids, according to a recent study from Ohio State University’s Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy. Report: Tapping Rainy Day Fund May Not Hurt Ohio By Ohio Public Radio • May 23, 2017 Ohio Public Radio Some state officials have talked about tapping Ohio's 2 billion dollar rainy day fund to help with the budget and combat the opioid crisis. Senator Calls For Using State Rainy Day Funds To Combat Opioid Epidemic By Ohio Public Radio • May 18, 2017 ohiosenate.gov A Democratic State Senator and gubernatorial candidate is joining the Republican Attorney General in calling for the use of money from Ohio's rainy day fund to help battle the opioid epidemic . DeWine Would Use Rainy Day Funds To Fight Opioid Crisis By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio • Apr 20, 2017 Ohio Public Radio Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says if elected governor he would push for mandatory K-12 anti-drug education as part of the state's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic. Different Views On Record Ohio Rainy Day Fund Balance By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 15, 2013 The state has put a record level of savings in rainy day fund.