After Governor Mike DeWine introduced his proposed budget to the General Assembly, the budget was introduced as House Bill 166 (HB 166), and since then a team at Disability Rights Ohio has been reviewing the bill. Various House subcommittees have also held hearings on that bill (see Ohio’s State Budget Process: Think Locally, Act Locally for more information on the process and subcommittees). On April 11, DRO provided testimony to the House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, highlighting some of the needed investments made in the proposed budget. Click the Continue Reading button to read about the six areas where the budget bill would increase funding.Continue reading
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has released a new book designed to improve understanding of the different strategies available for estate and special needs planning for individuals with disabilities, their families and others.