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Is ARPA Work Over? An Update on Where We Are Now

Over the past three years, Congress has released an unprecedented amount of pandemic relief funds to state and local governments. Ohio received tens of billions of dollars across six COVID relief bills for everything from PPE and testing supplies to tourism funding to education to child abuse. The largest of these relief bills is the...


Overwhelming Support for HHS Levies on Election Day

Out of 54 county health and human services levies across the state, voters approved all but four in the November 2nd election. According to unofficial election results from County Boards of Election, most approved levies passed with wide margins. Getting to the voting booth on even the smallest of election years, however, still remains vital...


Voters in more than half of Ohio counties will see health and human services levies on their ballots in November

In this year’s November 2nd general election, Ohio voters will see 53 county-wide health and human services levies in 47 different counties on their ballots. These HHS levies would fund a number of programs, including services for seniors, Ohioans with developmental disabilities, mental health and addiction recovery services, and children’s services, in addition to operations...

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Tracking of American Rescue Plan Spending Underway

In September, The Center for Community Solutions announced a new effort to closely track American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding coming to both the state and local governments through the newly-created Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Council. Tracking and research into the funding allocated to entities in Ohio is underway, with the goal of increasing the...


A Reflection on My First State Budget

My first day as a policy assistant at The Center for Community Solutions was in mid-March. By that time, Governor Mike DeWine had already released the Executive Budget and budget hearings in the Ohio House of Representatives were well underway. Although I knew going into this new position that I was joining during a very...