2018-2019 State Budget, As Introduced:
Ohio Departments of Job and Family
Services, Mental Health and Addiction
Services, and Aging
Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow
Brie Lusheck, Public Policy Associate
April 10, 2017
A closer look at the Ohio Departments of Job and Family Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS), and Aging budget requests, as introduced in Governor Kasich’s budget.
- The governor’s proposals run the gamut from revivals of previous tax proposals to advancing strategies to increase value and quality in health and human services.
- Due to under spending of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), funds there will be a 29.7%increase between the amount spent in FY 2017 and the appropriation for FY 2018, with an estimated carryover balance for FY 2018 of $191.6 million.
- MHAS continues its partnerships with state prisons and local jails to help justice-involved Ohioans who are dealing with behavioral health issues.