Governor: Services Will Not Be Interrupted After Budget Deadline Missed
July 1, 2019 10:24AM EDT
(ONN) – The new two-year state budget was supposed to be in place by July 1st, but lawmakers are still working on it.
Over the weekend they approved a 17-day interim budget to buy some time.
Governor Mike DeWine signed the interim bill.
But in a statement he said he’s disappointed that the budget process has extended beyond the July 1st deadline.
He also said he wants to “assure all Ohioans that state services will not be interrupted in any way.”
Lawmakers are still trying to iron out multiple points, from taxes to education.
This doesn’t happen often.
In fact, the Columbus Dispatch reports this is only the second time in the past 28 years that state lawmakers have missed the budget deadline.