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Senate Finance hears budget testimony

Senate Finance hears budget testimony

PCSAO advocates testified again today on the proposed biennial budget, this time before the Senate Finance Committee.

PCSAO Executive Director Angela Sausser led a panel that included Coshocton County JFS Director Danny Brenneman, South Central Ohio JFS Director Jody Walker, and Warren County Children Services Family Peer Mentor Sarah Hayden (pictured). The panel repeated its request for $50 million in additional funding in the State Child Protection Allocation to support counties with skyrocketing placement costs and new state and federal mandates.

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HB 110 will likely be amended by the Senate Finance Committee and pass on to the full Senate, at which point a conference committee comprised of three members of each chamber will sort out the differences. The budget is expected to be signed by the Governor by June 30.