Yesterday, June 28, 2013, the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives both voted to approve a conference committee report on H.B. 59, which is essentially a final version of the $62 billion biennial budget that was negotiated by House and Senate members, Twinsburg Bulletin reports. The budget "cuts personal income taxes, revamps Ohio's school funding system and adds new abortion restrictions," but excludes Governor Kasich's proposed expansion of Medicaid, The Associated Press reports.
The bill now heads to his desk to be signed into law. The governor has until Sunday – the end of the current fiscal year – to exercise his line-item veto power, at which time he is expected to sign the bill as well as issue a veto message.