More ways Ohio's new 2-year budget law may affect you

By Marc Kovac


Pick up a copy of the actual state budget language, and you’ll find 3,700-some pages of legalese that may require an attorney to decipher.

For the not so legal minded, there’s a comparison document compiled by the state’s Legislative Service Commission, which is a more manageable 972 pages of explanation in everyday language (copies online at

Here are 25 more ways the $62 billion biennial budget may affect you:

1111Luke Stedke, spokesman for the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, said the funds will be used to purchase new security desks, metal-detecting wands and other new features to be placed at the three public entrances to the Statehouse.

Visitors will notice increased surveillance, but there are not plans for freestanding metal detectors. Yet.

12Ohio Department of Education Spokesman John Charlton said the change will give districts more flexibility in scheduling.


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