COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is proposing one-time spending of over $1-billion over the next two years to help offset the economic harm of the pandemic and to promote Ohio as a desirable place to live and work.
The Republican governor is proposed about $460-million to help small businesses, about $450-million to help local communities, and $50-million to market the state. DeWine announced the plan Monday as part of his proposed two-year state budget.
He said the $1-billion-plus is a one-time investment gleaned through savings from a reduced workforce and frozen state spending and an increase in federal Medical dollars.