COLUMBUS—Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus) issued a statement Tuesday following the passage of the state budget, House Bill 110. The bill includes more than $1.64 billion tax giveaway to largely benefit the wealthiest Ohioans and increases funding for the state’s EdChoice Voucher Program, which undermines public education in Ohio.
“This budget gives more than a billion dollars to the wealthiest Ohioans while leaving those who need support the most behind,” said Rep. Miller. “Helping our seniors, vulnerable children, and women’s healthcare is the least we could do. We have to do better.”
Additionally, Democrats opposed several public policy measures within the budget, including attacks on healthcare access for LGBTQ Ohioans and abortion care, as well as undermining police accountability measures and Ohio’s new redistricting reforms. Also included in the bill is language that would allow doctors to violate the Hippocratic Oath and refuse care for a patient based on their personal beliefs.
The budget also cuts vital programs like funding for Area Agencies on Aging, Libraries, H2Ohio and the Local Government Fund.