Governor proposes biennium budget Sante Ghetti | February 16, 2017 The state budget process begins every two years with a spending proposal from the Governor of Ohio. Governor Kasich unveiled his proposal earlier today in Columbus. The Ohio House Finance Committee is scheduled to begin hearings on the two-year plan on Wednesday. Lawmakers in the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate will spend the next several months listening to testimony and amending the plan proposed by the Governor. A final budget is expected to be approved by the legislature and sent back to the Governor’s desk for enactment before the start of the new state fiscal year on July 1. Click for details of the Governor’s proposed budget for the next two fiscal years. The Greater Cleveland Partnership will engage members in discussions on this proposal in the coming weeks.