Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs state budget with 14 vetoes

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs an executive order permitting college student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness during a ceremonial signing on Monday, June 28, 2021 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio's two-year budget was signed, sealed and delivered in the wee hours of the morning Thursday. 

The $74.1 billion spending package rewrote how the state will pay for K-12 education, doled out income tax cuts totaling more than $1.6 billion and gave college athletes permission to earn money off their image

"The new Operating Budget will assist Ohioans by investing in our communities, businesses, and economy," Gov. Mike DeWine said in a statement released at 1:50 a.m. 

Still, the governor didn't love everything about the 3,300-page budget. He vetoed 14 items from the final draft, including a controversial provision to let state lawmakers hire outside counsel during the redistricting process. 

Read all of DeWine's veto message below

The Ohio House and Senate can override any or all of the governor's vetoes. No word yet on whether that's something they plan to do. So, for now, here are some of the more notable items that DeWine cut from the budget: 

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