Today, the conference committee on Amended Substitute House Bill 64, the state operating budget, voted to adopt the committee report and move the legislation to the Ohio House and Senate floors.

Chairman of the House Finance Committee, Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), released a statement regarding the adoption of the conference committee report:

“After continual and productive conversations with those on the conference committee, members of the House Finance Committee, and members of the Senate Finance Committee, we were able to craft a committee report for Am. Sub. H.B. 64 that focuses on the areas that matter most to Ohioans—lower taxes, quality education for our children and comprehensive medical coverage. I look forward to taking the next steps and discussing further with my colleagues in the House as we work to pass the budget in the coming days.”

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The Ohio House of Representatives today approved the conference committee report for Amended Substitute House Bill 64, which is the state operating budget. The legislation lowers the income tax, ensures adequate funding for Ohio schools, freezes tuition costs on colleges and helps small businesses. It is now being sent to the Governor for his signature.