Governor DeWine Signs State Budget: PLF Set at 1.7%

Governor DeWine signed the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 state operating budget into law overnight Monday (July 3), but vetoed 44 items in House Bill (HB) 33.

We are happy to report that the Public Library Fund (PLF) is now set at 1.70% of the state’s General Revenue Fund (GRF) in permanent law.

This is a win for Ohio’s public libraries and a direct result of our advocacy efforts over the past year. Thank you to everyone who contacted legislators and worked to make public libraries a priority in the state budget.

The OLC is currently reviewing the final provisions of the 9,212-page bill and will provide more detailed information during the next State Budget Update Webinar on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.