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Action Alert - FY 22-23 State Budget

**Current as of May 12, 2021

The FY 2022-2023 state budget negotiations are underway, and there has never been a more important time to reach out to your state legislator and share LeadingAge Ohio's key budget priorities which support Ohio's older adults and aging services providers. At this time, the budget bill is in the Ohio Senate. 

Key Senators to reach out to (email links):

Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman
Counties: Allen, Auglaize (part), Champaign, Darke (part), Logan (part), Mercer, Shelby

Ohio Senate Finance Committee Chair Matt Dolan
Counties: Cuyahoga (part)

Ohio Senate Finance Committee Vice Chair Theresa Gavarone
Counties: Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa, Wood

Ohio Senate President Pro Temp Jay Hottinger
Counties: Coshocton, Holmes (part), Licking, Perry, Tuscarawas

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko
Counties: Cuyahoga (part), Lake (part)

Ohio Senate Health Committee Chair Steve Huffman
Counties: Darke (part), Miami, Montgomery (part), Preble

Email draft:

Dear Senator, 

There were no harder hit groups over the past year than Ohio's elders and aging services providers. After over a year of fighting the coronavirus tooth-and-nail, these Ohioans and their caregivers need support in this year's state budget bill (HB 110). 
With the House passage, it is now up to the Ohio Senate. LeadingAge Ohio has prepared a budget briefing that details the changes required to support Ohio's aging services providers. Between the devastation of the pandemic and the fast upcoming surge in the number of seniors needing care, it has never been more important to get this right. 
Thank you!


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