The Ohio Senate Omnibus bill was introduced this week and voted out of committee last night. It’s expected the budget bill will be hurried along to a floor vote.
One budget development that OCSEA has been watching closely involves the sale of DR&C farmland. A House provision would have allowed for the sale without competitive bid, but pressure by OCSEA amid negative press reports had lawmakers back-peddling on the proposal. Now it appears the Senate has put part of the language back in, at least allowing the coveted farmland around Warren and Lebanon Correctional Institutions near a casino to be sold without a sealed bid process.
The House and the Senate must have a bill to the governor’s desk by June 30.
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