Ohio Report for Friday, April 17, 2015 House Report

House Preps Budget For Passage; Sheriffs Oppose Plan To Allow Private Jails

Dozens of witnesses continued to file through the House Finance & Appropriations Committee Friday, as the panel wrapped up hearings on the biennial budget ahead of a second round of revisions and a vote next week.

Chairman Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) anticipates the committee will amend and vote on the $71.5 billion spending bill (HB 64*) Monday afternoon, but has scheduled an "as-needed" hearing for Tuesday if more time is required.


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