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Bird, General Assembly Approves State Budget Bill

June 29, 2021
Adam C. Bird News

COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives yesterday passed House Bill 110, the two-year state operating budget for Fiscal Years 2022-2023. State Representative Adam Bird (R-New Richmond) supported the legislation, which includes a new school funding reform plan, tax relief, jobs and economic support, and several other initiatives. 

“I was proud to support House Bill 110 for the people of the 66th District,” said Bird. “This budget is balanced and responsible. I’m looking forward to watching Ohio’s students grow with our new school funding plan.”

Highlights of H.B. 110 include:

  •  Fair School Funding Plan – The new state budget includes the Fair School Funding Plan, the result of three years of work between educators and policymakers.
  • Tax Relief – The budget includes a 3 percent across the board personal income tax cut. It reduces the number of tax brackets from five to four, and eliminates the income tax for anyone making less than $25,000 per year.
  • Broadband Expansion – The state budget allocates $250 million to support grants under the Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program and the Ohio Broadband Expansion Program Authority.
  • Keeping & Creating Jobs – H.B. 110 includes $155 million to help industries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and help Ohio remain a competitive state to work and live.
  • Supporting Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Veterans – This budget includes funding for training and equipment, as well as support for veterans organizations.
  • Supporting Businesses – H.B. 110 vacates violations related to COVID-19 health orders.
  • Protecting Ohio Seniors – The budget includes increased funding for Ohio seniors through the expansion of nursing home facilities throughout the state, Adult Day Care programs, and long-term care consultations to help elderly Ohioans better plan for their future aging needs.

The new two-year state budget now heads to Governor DeWine for his signature.