State Budget Director Kimberly Murnieks

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.

State budget director Kimberly Murnieks says the DeWine Administration is seeking pay freezes and cuts for state employees as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to harm tax revenues. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is standing behind the revenue estimates used to create his state budget proposal, as Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder suggests he's leaning toward more conservative figures from the legislature's economic analysts.  

Lawmakers Tuesday got two sets of revenue estimates as they started looking at Governor Mike DeWine’s 69 billion dollar state budget proposal. 

Karen Kasler

March 15 was the deadline for Governor Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget.