Dept. on Health Affairs
Care for Creation
The Conference testified on the following legislation:
Sub SB 17: Placing additional requirements for receiving public assistance benefits. Testimony
HB 75: Possible amendment denying workers' compensation to undocumented workers. Testimony
HB 110: Education provisions in the budget impacting Catholic schools and students. Testimony
The Ohio House Finance Committee added additional support for two programs helping Catholic school students. The House Ominbus Amendment increased GRF appropriation for nonpublic administrative cost reimbursement by $816,000 in FY22 and $1.6 million in FY23. It also increased the maximum per-pupil amount of administrative cost reimbursement payments to nonpublic schools for each of FY22 and FY23 from $466 to $475.
The amendment also increased GRF appropriation to Auxiliary Services by $1.8 million in FY22 and $3.65 million in FY23.
The full House is expected to pass this substitute version of the budget bill (HB 110). Action and advacacy will now occur in the Ohio Senate. Emphasis will be upon maintaining gains made in the House version, while encouraging improvements in the EdChoice programs, school transportation, and funding for housing and hunger programs. A balanced budget must be enacted by July 1, 2021.
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Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones,
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In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.
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