Governor Touts Budget's Investment in Children, Lawmakers Talk Changes (Gongwer)

By: Gongwer Access article


Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday said increased state spending on programs aimed at removing lead paint and improving infant mortality rates is needed for Ohio to reap benefits in the decades to come.

The state's top executive office holder highlighted those and other proposed budget (HB 110) investments in the health and education Ohio's children during keynote remarks at a virtual summit hosted by Groundwork Ohio.

"There's a tendency not to invest in something that's not going to show a result until we're out of office, and, candidly, what we're doing now will have some immediate impact, certainly, but the real big, big impact will be long after I'm gone as governor," he said.

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