Supports for Ohioans with developmental disabilities are funded by a combination of local, state, and federal dollars. Much of the state’s portion of that funding is decided every two years during Ohio’s biennial budget process, during which lawmakers draw up the state’s two-year spending plan.
The 2020-21 state budget will be written in the first half of 2019. The process begins when the governor proposes a state spending plan. Governor DeWine will release his proposed budget on or before March 15.
The letter, co-signed by OACB, the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA), The Arc of Ohio, the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA), the Ohio Waiver Network, and the Values & Faith Alliance, highlights the following DD system issues as the most pressing for this year's budget negotiations:
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