COLUMBUS- State Representative Barbara R. Sears (R- Sylvania) yesterday
announced the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 1, the
two-year, $54 billion state operating budget. The bill includes funding
for the operation of state government agencies and services.
The House-passed version of House Bill 1 increases government spending
by more than $1 billion over the next two years. House Democrats
established the proposal using a more optimistic growth in tax revenue
projections than the governor's proposal, when all indicators point to a