What would Ohio get out of the Build Back Better Act?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passing a few days ago, backers of President Biden’s Build Back Better ACT have hit the ground to promote the $1.75 trillion element of the Democrats’ economic agenda. And they say it has a lot that can help Ohioans.

President Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio
President Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio on March 10, 2020. [Jo Ingles | Statehouse News Bureau]
While the infrastructure bill puts money into roads, broadband, and pipelines, this has funding for universal pre-K and child care benefits.

Steven Wagner with UHCAN Ohio, a group that advocates for universal health care, said provides money for home health services for senior citizens.

“Without that kind of support, often called home community-based services, they would have to live outside their community, outside their home, potentially in a long-term care facility or assisted living facility.”

Republicans and some moderate Democrats oppose the bill, saying it is too expensive and would raise taxes on corporations and high wealth people, which they say would hurt the overall economy.

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