The County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) commends and expresses its gratitude to the DeWine-Husted Administration for its continued support of county government through the strong investments in indigent defense reimbursement included in today’s biennial budget proposal.
“CCAO is thrilled to see Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted continue their steadfast support of county government in today’s state budget rollout,” CCAO President Tim Bubb said. “In the midst of combatting a global pandemic while simultaneously investing in our state’s future, the DeWine-Husted Administration was able to strongly support CCAO’s request for indigent defense reimbursement. Ohio’s counties are grateful for Gov. DeWine’s steadfast commitment and support of county government.”
Indigent defense reimbursement is CCAO’s primary legislative priority this budget cycle. The costs of funding this mandated service place considerable strain on county general fund budgets. The governor’s proposal to fund indigent defense reimbursement to counties continues the DeWine-Husted Administration’s strong leadership on this issue. From day one, the DeWine-Husted Administration has made counties a true partner. Today’s budget proposal marks a critical step in building a strong partnership for stronger counties and a stronger Ohio.