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State Budget & Mid-biennium Review

Ohio's state budget and mid-biennium review are key opportunities to promote hospitals and health systems as policymakers evaluate and decide on how best to allocate state resources and policy for health care.

2016-2017 State Budget

Each biennium, the executive and legislative branches deliberate the state’s operating budget. Constitutionally, Ohio’s budget must be balanced, passed by both chambers and sent to the governor’s desk prior to July 1 – the beginning of the next fiscal year.
  • Gov. John Kasich introduced the executive version of the budget on Feb. 2, kicking off four months of advocacy efforts.
  • With the help of our member hospitals, advocacy efforts were successful for a number of important health care provisions. 

About the Mid-biennium Review

After signing his first biennial operating budget in 2011, and again after completing his second state budget in 2013, Governor Kasich asked the Office of Budget and Management to conduct a top-to-bottom review of state government agencies and programs one-year before Ohio's budget-setting process would traditionally begin. This effort became known as the Mid-biennium Review (MBR). 

For questions regarding the state budget, contact Rick Frank or Kate Huffman. For media inquiries, please contact John Palmer


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