2013 Budget Documents -
Executive Budget for Fiscal Years 2014-2015
LSC Budget Comparison Document – As Introduced v. House Passed v. Senate Passed – LINK
OBM Budget Resources-
2) Budget Highlights -
Transportation Budget -
Transportation Budget & Turnpike Enrolled Text;
Historical – Previouse Budgets
June 2012 -
SB 316 Enacted – Amends sections of the Budget bill HB 153 and Education related provisions (Full Text)
May 23, 2012 – HB 487 Mid-Term Budget Review Comparison Document as Adopted by the Ohio House and Senate (Link to text)
March 14, 2012 Governor Kasich’s Mid-Biennium Budget Review Packet –Governor Kasich said that job creation remains Ohio’s top priority. Though Ohio’s unemployment rate has dropped from 9.0 to 7.7 percent since January 2011, too many Ohioans are still unemployed. We’re making progress but Ohio still has a lot of work to do. To further efforts to recreate a jobs-friendly climate in Ohio—efforts that started last year with his Jobs Budget and other policies—Governor Kasich initiated a comprehensive review of state government management, operations and policies in key areas.
Referring to this process as the Mid-Biennium Review (MBR), because it came half-way through Ohio’s two-year budget cycle, Governor Kasich worked with his cabinet and staff to develop new strategies that improve the management of Ohio’s government agencies and health systems, improve Ohio’s education and workforce development efforts, and improve Ohioans’ access to low-cost, reliable energy
- Income Tax Cut Governor Kasich’s Plan calls for every cent—100 percent—of new tax revenue from the high-volume horizontal wells like those used in Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus shale formations to be used to reduce income taxes the following year. Governor’s office estimates that new revenue from new, high-volume horizontal wells will allow Ohioans’ income taxes to be cut by an estimated $600 million to $1 billion by 2016. The industry’s gross income from Ohio wells during this same window is estimated to be between $43 billion and $53 billion
- Education and Workforce – The Governor noted that in Ohio and around the world, education and workforce training are inextricably linked, but Ohio has failed to coordinate curriculum with the needs of job creators, and our workforce system has lacked guidance and clarity. The 21st Century Education & Workforce plan improves alignment and a more innovative approach, however, both job creators and Ohioans looking to improve their skills can get the help they need.
- Management Efficiency – Governor Kasich said Ohio and its state government have urgent needs than cannot wait for the next biennial budget cycle in 2013. The MEP accelerates Governor Kasich’s reform agenda by helping state and local governments streamline their operations, reduce costs and improve delivery of services for Ohio taxpayers
- Bank Tax Reform – According to Governor Kaisch, significant reforms are made in the MEP that prevent large banks from utilizing loopholes created via the 2005 business tax reform, allowing them to “move” Ohio-based assets out of state in order to reduce the assets subject to the tax and essentially eliminated their Ohio tax bill. He noted that meanwhile, the vast majority of Ohio’s banks, including smaller neighborhood banks, have continued to pay their full tax liabilities. The MEP addresses these issues and restores fairness to the system.
- Local Government – Governor Kasich stated that over the past several months, local government officials were encouraged to offer their ideas to improve government efficiency and identify areas for cost savings. Community leaders in Ohio, spurred by economic recession and technological advances, increasingly see the value of shared services and resources as a way of reducing costs, improving services and increasing efficiencies. Expanding on tools provided to local governments and schools by his ground-breaking Jobs Budget in 2011, Governor Kasich said the MBR offers local leaders new and enhanced opportunities for cost-saving collaboration across traditional boundaries.
- Capital Improvement – Governor Kasich said the MBR resulted in a new approach to how Ohio pays for the bricks-and-mortar needs of state government agencies and public colleges and universities. Known as the Capital Budget and traditionally enacted every two years, the plan developed by Governor Kasich focuses on the most pressing needs of state government. It also furthers his goal of transforming Ohio’s disjointed “system of universities” into a coordinated “university system” by replacing the process in which colleges and universities traditionally competed for funds with a new process in which universities worked together to create their own unified plan for Ohio’s higher education capital needs.
- Energy – Govenor Kasich noted that Ohio’s economy—especially Ohio’s large manufacturing and agriculture sectors—depends on access to reliable, diverse and low-cost energy. With no federal energy policy to rely on and continued uncertainty in the Middle East, Governor Kasich and his staff began working with energy stakeholders—from energy producers to environmentalists to energy consumers—to develop a comprehensive energy policy for Ohio that would encourage economic growth. The policy rests on 10 pillars that support a diverse mix of reliable, low-cost energy sources that meet Ohio’s continuing job-creation needs.
- HB 482 Capital Bill (75pages)
Archive 2011 – State Operating Budget (HB 153)
Final Form – Signed by Governor – Effective July 1, 2011
Am Sub H.B. 153 – Full Text As Reported By Conference Committee - Accepted by House & Senate. 06/30/2011 – Governor Kasich to sign the Budget bill this evening. Veto items will be posted here tomorrow.
Conference Committee Comparision Document (06/29/2011)
The House and Senate Joint Conference Committee – June 15 and June 24th to review provisions and points of difference.
06/15/2011 – Tim Keen, Director of the Office of Budget and Management told the Joint Legislative Conference Committee on June 15th that his office projects approximately $187 million balance at the end of this Fiscal Year. Mr. Keen recommended the surplus be used to begin to replenish the State’s Budget Stabilzation Fund. The Director estimates the GRF revenues for FY12-13 will be up approximately $424 million (49.5 million in FY12 and $374.6 million in FY13)
HB 153 As Passed by the Senate Full Text (06/09/2011)
Comparison Document - Senate Finance Cmt as reported v. House v. Intro (06/08/2011)
Sub. H.B. 153 as accepted in Senate Finance Cmt (05/31/2011)
Budget in Detail In Senate Finance Cmt – Line Items (05/31/2011)
As Passed by the House version
LSC Analysis - As Passed by the House
Comparison Document – Executive Version to House Passed Version
Book 1 – The Budget Book
Book 2 – Tax Expenditure Report
Book 3 – Summary
Book 4 – The Savings Book
Medicaid Transformation Budget Summary
LSC Testimony Before House Finance Committee
LSC – Forecast of GRF Revenues & Medicaid Expenditures