Advocacy Updates - ADAMH Board of Franklin County

Get to Know Your Franklin County Statehouse Delegation | Jan. 17, 2023

The members of the 135th Ohio General Assembly were officially sworn into office on Jan. 3. While there are many familiar faces, we have a few new members who were elected in 2022 to represent Franklin County.

Review Timeline for Ohio's Stage Budget Process | Jan. 17, 2023

As Gov. DeWine is expected to introduce his proposed state budget at the end of January, it’s important to know the timeline as the budget process unfolds.

  • By Jan. 31: Governor Releases the Executive Budget
  • February - April: Budget Deliberated in House of Representatives
  • April - June: Budget Deliberated in Senate
  • June: Conference Committee Meets to Reconcile Differences
  • By June 30: Governor Signs Budget Bill

Keep a look out for more information about the state budget in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out The Center for Community Solutions Ohio Budget Process 2024-2025: Primer and Timeline for more information about the state budget process.

Lame Duck Update | Jan. 3, 2023

As the Franklin County community grows and its mental health and addiction service needs evolve, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County is expanding legislative awareness and advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels to support equitable access to high-quality mental health and addiction services. Learn more about our policy agenda.

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