On June 7 2021, the Advocates for Ohio's Future and Ohio Children's Budget Coalition (OCBC) hosted a media conference at the Ohio Statehouse to discuss the Senate Substitute Budget Bill.
When deciding their policy priorities and investments for the next state budget, leaders in the Ohio Senate had the opportunity and resources to set a visionary agenda that ensures all Ohio children, families and communities recover successfully from the economic and public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and invests in a bold future for all. Instead, the budget bill currently before the Senate is out of touch with the true needs of our neighbors and strays further from the future Ohioans deserve.
Watch this recording to learn more about the provisions that derail the Medicaid procurement process, passes on funding for critical broadband infrastructure, jeopardizes quality child care and diverts critical funding for public programs and community services to pay for tax cuts, and other details that confirm this budget is not for the benefit of Ohio’s children, families and communities.
On June 3, 2021, the Ohio Children's Budget Coalition (OCBC) hosted a press conference to discuss the Senate Substitute Budget Bill, released on June 1st, identifying key areas in school funding and child care where our leaders must muster the will - especially as we have the wallet - to do right by children and families.
Watch this recording to learn more about fairly and fully funding Ohio's schools and ensuring high quality child care access for all children from our partners Tracy Najera (Children's Defense Fund-Ohio), Scott DiMauro (Ohio Education Association), and Katie Kelly (Pre4Cle).
On May 11, 2021, the Ohio Children's Budget Coalition (OCBC) hosted a press conference to discuss the Ohio Budget Bill, HB 110, ahead of the deadline for amendments to be submitted for the Senate Substitute Bill.
Watch this recording to learn more about budget provisions in high-quality child care access, infant and maternal health, and those addressing housing and homelessness from our partners Will Petrik (Policy Matters Ohio), Gina Wilt (COHHIO), and Kelsey Hopkins (Groundwork Ohio).
On April 22, 2021, the Ohio Children’s Budget Coalition (OCBC) hosted a media conference to discuss the Ohio House Budget Bill, HB 110, voted yesterday out of the Ohio House.
Watch this recording to learn more about budget provisions in youth justice, child lead poisoning prevention, and infant and maternal health from our partners Kenza Kamal (Juvenile Justice Coalition), Tim Johnson (Ohio Lead Free Kids Coalition), and Kelly Vyzral (Children's Defense Fund-Ohio).