Ohio House Passes Budget Proposal on to the Senate
Last week, the Ohio House of Representatives, led by Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, passed its version of the biennial budget, Substitute House Bill 64 ("the House Budget Bill"). The Budget Bill was passed on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 63-36. Governor John Kasich released his framework for the biennial budget in February. The House made sweeping changes to the proposed state budget by eliminating nearly all of Governor Kasich's proposed tax increases, while still providing an across-the-board personal income tax (PIT) cut for everyone and an increased personal income tax deduction for small business owners.