Gov. DeWine signs state budget bill this morning.
DeWine now has until 11:59 p.m. to sign the legislation into law.
The two-year spending plan now goes to the Senate.
Budget bill also will raise the age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21, impose a tax on vaping liquid containing nicotine and retain a heavily debated motion picture tax credit.
The breaks for businesses that file their taxes as pass-through entities remain a big obstacle to an agreement.
July 17 deadline looms for House and Senate negotiators.
Dispute over reining in drug middlemen key in Ohio budget impasse.
Senate president: “Budget remains the priority” over House Bill 6 — the FirstEnergy Solutions bailout bill.
Llast-minute additions to the budget included overhauling high school graduation requirements and enacting tougher controls on pharmacy benefit managers in Ohio's Medicaid program.
Manning: Bill supports Ohio families by investing in education, healthcare and essential services while providing significant tax relief.
House Bill 242 opponents are concerned about legislation’s potential environmental impact.
Rep. Stein: By preserving 4,300 jobs at the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants, “we ensure the availability of a highly specialize workforce in Ohio.”
Every residential ratepayer in Ohio would be charged up to $1 per month to create a “clean-air” fund that would raise about $190 million per year.
Measure would allow anyone saving up for a home to open a savings account at any state financial institution and make contributions that would be deductible from state income taxes.
House Bill 6 aims to financially reward energy companies that generate electricity in Ohio while emitting little or no carbon pollution.