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DeWine Orders $390 Million Ohio Budget Cut, But Adds Money For Education

Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Bureau |

Gov. Mike DeWine said when he made three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts to Medicaid and education last year, he thought the budget would be worse off than it is now. Revenues have been coming in over estimates lately – in December, tax receipts were more than $64 million over estimates, but total tax receipts are down 10%.

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With this Executive Order, DeWine is finalizing current year budget reductions of $390 million across all agencies. But he’s also putting an additional $160 million into K-12 education and $100 million into higher ed. 

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