The Ohio Children’s Budget Coalition (OCBC) is pivoting to address basic needs for children that were left unmet in the state budget completed last month.
The Ohio Legislative Children’s Caucus is a bipartisan, bicameral, issues-based caucus created to improve the effectiveness and reach of policy designed to positively impact children from birth to age eighteen (and beyond in some cases). The goal is to make a significant and lasting difference in the lives of children through public policy to move the needle on these child indicators of well-being.
The caucus was officially launched on Tuesday, April 30th by a bipartisan group of legislators from both Ohio’s House and Senate with the support of Governor Mike DeWine who spoke on his policy priorities for children.
“Moving the needle on indicators of child well-being through public policy and making lasting differences in these kids’ lives is our top priority, and I believe we plan to do just that,” the Caucus’ Chair, Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) said, underlining the ambitions of the newly formed caucus in the Ohio legislature.