This policy document provides an update on the Ohio Redistricting Commission and highlights the work grassroots coaltions are doing building up to the release of new district maps.
Read the final appropriations in the state budget related to health policy for fiscal years 2022-2023 in this Ohio Budget Fact Sheet "Investing in Ohio's Future: Healthy People."
Philanthropy Ohio submitted comments to the Ohio Senate responding to policy wins and concerns to the Senate's version of the state main operating budget bill in regards to education and health funding.
Philanthropy ohio submitted comments to the state's conference committee, highlighting key provisions to be included or taken out of the state budget, which include reinstating the Step Up To Quality program; removing language requiring affordable housing projects be appraised for tax purposes at full market value; supporting the inclusion of a new funding formula for K-12 education; and maintaining the 12-month access for postpartum care under the Medicaid program.
Philanthropy Ohio has signed on to OPAWL’s letter to Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio State Legislature, which demands concrete action to ensure the safety, recovery and resilience of Ohio's Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
On Wednesday, March 16, the Ohio Senate passed three bills, which distributed almost $890 million in federal pandmic aid. Philanthropy Ohio's government consultants at Byers, Minton and Associates provided the attached breakdown of the bills and how much money will go to Ohio communities.
Philanthropy Ohio's Legislation in Focus provides a summary of House Bill 1 (Callender, Sweeney), better known as the newest iteration of the school funding plan, which creates a new financial system for Ohio school districts and other entities that provide primary and secondary education.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, providing $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 economic relief funding and addressing myriad aspects of U.S. health and welfare. Philanthropy Ohio's government consultants at Byers, Minton & Associates provided the attached breakdown of the recovery package.
Philanthropy Ohio recommends that any new school funding plan must be anchored in adequacy, predictability and equity in this policy briefing.
Philanthropy Ohio urges a strong direct approach for increasing Ohio student FAFSA rates in this policy briefing.