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Rep. Miranda votes in support of state budget

Bill contains fair school funding overhaul, historic investment in broadband infrastructure
June 29, 2021
Jessica E. Miranda News

COLUMBUS—Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) late Monday night voted in support of House Bill 110, the state operating budget for fiscal years 2022-2023. 

“While no budget is perfect, this one takes significant steps towards providing equitable and constitutional public school funding and delivering much needed broadband to the places in Ohio that need it most,” said Rep. Miranda. “With this vote behind us, I’m looking forward to continuing to push for legislation that will make communities in the #Great28 and around the state desirable places to live, work and retire.”

The latest version of the budget that lawmakers voted on Monday included the following notable provisions:

·         The Fair School Funding Plan that improves the public school funding formula;

·         Phases public school districts out of control of academic distress commissions;

·         Provides $250 million for broadband development in underserved areas;

·         Establishes Juneteenth as a state holiday;

·         Allows college athletes to benefit from their names, images, and likeness;

·         Removes proposed SNAP eligibility tests that would have made it harder to qualify.

HB 110 now heads to the governor’s desk before becoming law.