Thursday, February 18, 2021 5:07 PM EST
By Associated Press, AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has proposed his new state budget, a two-year $75 billion spending plan that includes a $1 billion initiative to help bring the state back from the economic downfall of the pandemic by supporting small businesses and local communities. The budget also proposes $10 million for body cameras for Ohio police, a crackdown on Ohioans handling electronic devices while driving, a continuation of the state's efforts to reduce toxic algae and money for social service spending on Ohio schoolchildren to improve their educational outcomes.