After sheltering in place for nearly two months, Ohioans – and Ohio's economy – are beginning to emerge and prepare for a new reality.
The public health and economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus has had dramatic and far-reaching implications. In response, Republicans and Democrats have proposed dozens of bills covering everything from paid family leave to the sales tax that people pay on personal protective equipment to increasing COVID-19 testing and tracing. But the pandemic has cost Ohio's government about $1 billion in lost revenue, resulting in Governor DeWine's announcement of $775 million in budget cuts over the next two months. As Ohio lawmakers return to work for the first time since March 25, what policy responses will be prioritized?
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