State Capital Bill: A $2.6 billion State Capital Bill for FY 2019-2020 was introduced February 26 as HB 529 and SB 266 and is on a fast track to become law. It was passed by the House March 7 and had its first hearing before the Senate Finance Committee March 13. Hearings will resume there March 21. Under the bills, $222 million will be dedicated to addiction and other health and human services purposes, including a $20 pool of money to be made available through competitive grants for opioid community resiliency projects that focus on youth. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will establish a program to distribute those funds.
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