It is through the enactment of these bills that the General Assembly is able to allocate the state's financial resources among the thousands of competing spending priorities.
Involvement in the budget process by the General Assembly is mandated by the Ohio Constitution, primarily by Article II, Section 22, which states:
No money shall be drawn from the state treasury, except in pursuance of a specific appropriation, made by law; and no appropriation shall be made for a longer period than two years.
Since a specific appropriation made by law is required in order to spend state money, the General Assembly, as the law-making branch of government, is an essential participant in spending decisions.
Fiscal Years 2022-2023
Information about the operating budget for fiscal years 2022-2023.
The State of Ohio's biennial Capital Budget, enacted in each even-numbered year, provides appropriations for the repair, reconstruction and construction of capital assets of state agencies, colleges, universities and school districts.
Monthly Financial Reports
Monthly Economic Summary and State Financial Report
The Ohio Checkbook
The Ohio Checkbook enhances government transparency by providing real-time state financial and transactional data.