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G2G Champions Ohio's Changemakers

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G2G is based in Columbus and Cleveland, representing nonprofits and businesses navigating state funding, building relationships, and influencing policy. We've secured nearly 100% of funding requests in the two most recent budget cycles, organized thousands of meetings, hundreds of Statehouse events, and
dozens of coalitions.

Ohio Legislative Updates

February 27, 2023

It is budget season in Ohio! Because the state of Ohio operates on a biennial budget, the first six months of this year will be mostly dedicated to the budgets that fund our state. The state transportation budget (HB 23) must be passed by March 30th and the state operating budget (HB 33) must be passed by June 30th. The Ohio House is currently hearing the transportation budget with passage expected this week. Following the tragedy in East Palestine, rail safety is top of mind for legislators in this budget. Hours of hearings have been dedicated to rail safety, worker safety, and transportation of hazardous materials. The transportation budget has already started hearings in the Senate so it may quickly make it through the legislative process and to Gov. DeWine’s desk before the end of March.

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January 23, 2023

The Ohio House of Representatives and Senate concluded the 134th General Assembly after marathon sessions – some say the longest they’ve seen in decades – before Christmas. During this period, several key bills were passed and sent to Governor DeWine’s desk. Farewells were said to many legislators as a result of retirements, term limits, and election losses and to agency heads who opted to retire at the end of the year. The opening of the 135th General Assembly led to dramatic results in the Ohio House during the election of the new Speaker, and the ripple effects continue.

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November 15, 2022

With the General Election behind us, the Ohio Legislature will now swing right into Lame duck action. Ohio’s election results were as expected with Republicans easily sweeping all statewide seats and deepening their margins in both the House and Senate as they picked up seats in both chambers. In Lame duck, we will see a flurry of bills passed before the end of the year. All bills that were introduced in this General Assembly will die at the end of the year. While Ohio still has $1B in federal ARPA funding available to spend, all eyes will be on how or if the funding will be spent in Lame duck. This legislative update will focus on election results, what we expect to see in Lame duck, and insights into the next General Assembly, including the State Operating Budget which will take place at the top of 2023.

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Ohio Case Studies


Obtaining Cleveland Funding

Goal: Establish a public private partnership and secure funding to build proven technology for drone tracking and management in Ohio


Organizing Advocacy Campaigns

Goal: Build relationships for and raise the profile of a new statewide nonprofit for healthy food access in order access state funding to expand programming

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Leading Advocacy and Fundraising Strategies

Goal: Educate on programs and services, raise awareness of key problems, and shape policy and funding to make a difference for at-risk youth.

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Securing State Funding

Goal: Educate on model developmental disability services, especially in quality employment, and obtain funding to establish organic farm that creates access in food deserts and jobs.

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Introducing Unique Model for Education

Goal: Educate on innovative model for STEM education and workforce development, working locally and statewide that is becoming a national model.


Establishing Government Affairs Engagement Plan for Academic Institution

Goal: Learn the government system and where to engage while promoting new Technology and Computer Informatics Center for the institution.

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Secure Funding for Healthy Food Access

Goal: Educate on how the CDFI works and why a new healthy food financing initiative should receive state funding.