COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Efforts to support Ohio's vulnerable children and adults, prepare more skilled workers, and address water-quality concerns would get targeted funding increases under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's first state operating budget proposal , unveiled Friday.Officials said the plan for spending $69 billion in state revenue over two years wouldn't raise taxes or affect the state's rainy day fund, instead relying on anticipated slow, steady economic growth from existing revenue sources.DeWine said Ohio for too long has "tinkered at the margins" rather than investing in "transformational changes" and must take a longer view to benefit future generations."Now is the time to tackle our unfinished business," he said.He proposed nearly...
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Gov. DeWine's budget plan targets funding for kids, workforce, water