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'The budget reflects what we value,' New state spending bill directs money at local schools

Published By WHIO on July 1, 2021
Phil Plummer In The News

The state’s new spending plan provides a income tax cut and help for the Miami Valley economy, but it also provides more money for local schools. The school funding formula is designed to set up a system that will be constitutional for the first time since the 1990s.

Gov. Mike DeWine called the $74 billion plan signed Thursday morning a “historic step forward” for the state.

“This budget reflect what we value,” DeWine said.

State Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) said the plan creates a balance between charter schools, vouchers and public schools. Plummer also said the plan makes it more fair to districts and taxpayers.

$2 billion dollars will be directed into education statewide. Money will go into programs to help high schoolers get the certifications they will need to go into manufacturing and other jobs.

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