Lawmakers Miss Deadline for New Two-Year Budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The state of Ohio is currently operating under a 17-day provisional budget, after lawmakers missed a deadline on Sunday to pass a new two-year operating plan.

The Ohio House and Senate passed the provisional budget, and Governor Mike DeWine signed it into law, to keep the state's agencies up and running while lawmakers continue to work out the differences in their permanent spending plans.

It's the third time in 28 years lawmakers failed to meet their June 30th deadline for a new budget, with the last time happening in 2009.

The legislature also passed a 30-day budget for the state's Department of Worker's Compensation.

Following the House passage of the provisional budget on Sunday, House Speaker Larry Householder expressed confidence that a new two-year budget will be worked out before the provisional budget expires.

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