Administration News: Budget, Other Legislation

A substitute version of the FY2016-2017 biennial budget bill (HB 64) now is being reviewed by members of the Ohio Senate (see Pipeline EXTRA!, overview of House changes). It would: require all DODD decisions on sheltered workshops to come before the legislature; create a Developmental Center (DC) Closure Commission and decrease DC funding by $80 million […]

Self-Advocates Host Legislative Advocacy Day

The Self-Advocate Advisory Council of the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD), along with the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA), organized and hosted a legislative advocacy event on April 17, at the Bixby Living Skills Center in Columbus. More than 150 self-advocates attended – representing 11 counties from throughout Ohio’s DD system. Seven Ohio legislators, […]

2016-17 Budget Testimony– Blueprint for a New Ohio

Testimony last week on the Health and Human Services agency funding areas contained in Governor John Kasich’s 2016-17 budget proposal, Blueprint for a New Ohio, included a great deal of interest in the budget allocations to DODD, (see Pipeline EXTRA, February 2, 2015).  Office of Health Transformation (OHT) Director Greg Moody, Department of Medicaid Director […]

2016-17 Budget – Blueprint for a New Ohio

Governor John Kasich’s budget proposals continue to transform Ohio into a national leader in health care. In a budget announcement, the Office of Health Transformation (OHT) noted, “This latest series of reforms focuses on improving the quality and outcomes associated with our state’s health care programs, while staying accountable to Ohio taxpayers and finding new […]