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G2G tracks government events and policies and engages directly with decision-makers at all levels of government in Ohio to stay up to date and shape the process. Each month, we distill this into legislative updates.
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With the Capital Budget bill done, the Ohio legislature recessed with no scheduled session dates until after the elections in mid-November. Before recessing at the end of May, more than 30 bills passed out of the House and Senate. Also, federal judges finally weighed in to set the General Assembly redistricting maps, however, the maps will only be valid for two years because they are deemed unconstitutional. Ohio will hold its second primary on August 2nd for the Ohio House and Senate. Meanwhile Governor DeWine and his administration have begun preliminary work on the FY24-25 budget and will follow the standard timeframe for introduction in early 2023. DeWine has stated mental health and addiction remain top priorities for his budget proposal. See G2G’s full report on the Capital Budget, economic development, health issues, business, education bills, and other legislative activities below.
The Ohio legislature has recessed with no scheduled session dates until mid-November, after the general election. During the final session before recessing at the end of May, more than 30 bills passed out of the House and Senate. Also, federal judges have finally weighed in to set the General Assembly redistricting maps, however, the maps will only be valid for two years as they are deemed unconstitutional. Ohio will hold its second primary on August 2nd for the Ohio House and Senate. See G2G’s full report on Ohio politics, legislative activities, education, and health.
The state legislature is now on Spring Break and scheduled to return around mid-May. At that time, we hope to see a Capital Budget Bill introduced and quickly moved through the legislative process to pass before summer. Redistricting continues to be top of mind for legislators. Because the General Assembly maps are still not approved, Ohio will have two primaries. The May 3rd primary will have statewide and Congressional candidates on the ballot. The Ohio House and Senate primary will be held at a later date, likely August 2nd. However, the maps seem to have caused one incumbent to announce his retirement this week: Congressman Bob Gibbs. Finally, Governor DeWine held his first State of the State in House Chambers with an audience since 2019 on March 23, highlighting Ohio’s successes and his continued plans and priorities.