The state legislature approved a two year, $62 billion spending plan that revamps Ohio's school funding system, cuts personal income taxes and adds new abortion restrictions.
Governor John Kasich, talking to NewsChannel 5 at a scheduiled event in Solon, says he's happy that the budget has finally been hammered out.
"We're gonna have probably the biggest tax cut of any tax cut in America," the governor told NewsChannel 5 reporter John Kosich, "particularly the ones that help small businesses."
The tax cut and a boost in education funding won approval from Copley Township Republican senator Frank LaRose.
"We believe in investing in the next generation, and making sure that Ohio's young men and women are prepared to enter the global workforce, and compete and succeed for the jobs that they're going to need to support their families," LaRose tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and for the hardworking Ohioans who are paying taxes now, we want to make sure that they keep more of the money they work hard for."
The vote came over strong objections from Democrats like state senator Tom Sawyer of Akron.
Senator Sawyer says that Republicans made last minute changes without hearings.
"Unfortunately, the majority neglected to make improvements necessary to more positively affect significant numbers of constituents," Senator Sawyer tells AkronNewsNow.com, "when they acted narrowly and without vetting changes at the last minute that they made to the bill."
Gov. Kasich is expected to sign the measure before a deadline Sunday after exercising his line-item veto power.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.