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Minority Leader Russo Issues Statement on Gov. DeWine's Vetoes

July 4, 2023
C. Allison Russo News

COLUMBUS – House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) today released the following statement following Governor Mike DeWine’s decision to veto 44 provisions of the Ohio state operating budget: 

"The governor's significant number of vetoes reflects a state budget that, I believe, needed more work. I am pleased with vetoes that better protect childcare quality, public health, and the state's financial resources. However, the governor failed to veto key accountability and transparency restrictions relative to dissolving the elected state school board, expanding private school vouchers to an unsustainable level, and keeping over one billion dollars in opioid settlement money a secret. I am proud of our Democratic lawmakers for tempering what could have been an extreme and dangerous budget. Ultimately, Ohioans expect their elected officials to work together to put people first, and I think there was more room to do that in this budget."