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12.15.20

President Kich Urges Gov. DeWine to Restore, Increase Higher Ed Funding in Next State Budget

On December 11, OCAAUP President Martin Kich sent a letter to Gov. Mike DeWine regarding the next biennial state budget.

As you can see in the letter, we are urging the Governor (and will be urging the next General Assembly, too) to restore SSI funding levels to original allocations in the current budget, as well as increases to SSI beyond that.

Higher education took more than its fair share of cuts this year when DeWine had to rebalance the budget in the wake of reduced tax revenue due to fallout from the pandemic.

We need the governor and legislators to seriously consider new revenue options so that Ohio has the resources it needs to invest in public services at all levels, including public higher education.

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