The Latest Legislative Information
April 12, 2021
FIRST CHANGES TO STATE BUDGET BILL EXPECTED THIS WEEK
 
Last week, both the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives were enjoying a Spring Break. This week, the House returns with a full slate of committee meetings and a floor session set for Thursday. The only activity on tap for the Senate is additional hearings on the state budget, House Bill 110, in the Senate Finance Committee.
 
The budget will take center stage in the House this week, as the House Finance Committee is expected to unveil its substitute version of the budget. The tentative plan is for the substitute bill to be adopted this week, further amendments and a vote in Finance Committee the week of April 19, and a House floor vote before the end of the month.

Even with the legislature away, there is important information we want to inform you about. Here are the latest stories from our All For Ohio blog.
TAX RELIEF MAY BE ON ITS WAY FOR OHIO EMPLOYERS
In his April 8th press conference, Governor Mike DeWine along with Lt. Governor Jon Husted shared they have been in discussions with the legislature about using American Rescue Plan dollars to pay off Ohio’s current federal unemployment loan. 

Learn more about the proposal by clicking here.
STUDY FINDS OHIO'S BUSINESS INCOME DEDUCTION BOOSTS OHIO'S ECONOMY, HELPS KEEP OHIO STRONG
Last week, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation released its latest report, “Economic Impact of the Business Income Deduction in Ohio,” paired with the accompanying study conducted by Ernst & Young (EY), “Analysis of Ohio’s Business Income Tax Incentives,” which represents the first comprehensive economic impact analysis of the Business Income Deduction (BID) in the state of Ohio.

To learn more about this report, click here.
AMERICAN JOBS PLAN
On March 31, President Biden introduced his second big proposal - the American Jobs Plan. This plan is primarily focused on building out and replacing aging infrastructure.

Continue reading about the plan by clicking here.
DEWINE ADMINISTRATION CONSOLIDATES, SIMPLIFIES REMAINING PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS
On April 5, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the current Director of the Department of Health, Stephanie McCloud, was rescinding all 18 health orders still in place and replacing them with a single, five-page order.

Learn more about the new health order by clicking here.
Contact Ohio Chamber Lobbyists

Keith Lake, Vice President, Government Affairs
Kevin Boehner, Director, Small Business & Workforce Policy
Kevin Shimp, Director, Labor & Legal Affairs
Tony Long, Director, Tax & Economic Policy
Stephanie Kromer, Director, Energy & Environmental Policy