WOSU News Archives For: June 20, 2013

Ohio GOP Agreement Calls For Larger Income Tax Cut

Lawmakers continue to hammer out the state budget
20, 2013

Ohio Republican leaders have agreed to a larger statewide income tax cut as part of a package of changes to be included in the budget.

Medicaid Advocates: Ohio Lawmakers Must Act Soon

Medicaid supporters descended on the Statehouse Thursday to call for the expansion of Ohio's Medicaid program. Gov. John Kasich has pushed for the expansion, but it was stripped from the House's version of the next two-year state budget.
June 20, 2013

Medicaid advocates are urging Ohio legislators to approve a measure to expand the state’s Medicaid program before they recess for the summer.

May “Best Month On Record” For Local Housing Market

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June 20, 2013

The number of Central Ohio home sales increased for the 23rd straight month in May. That’s the longest stretch of consecutive growth in 17 years.

Ohioans Get Break At The Pump

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20, 2013

After peaking near $4 a gallon, gas prices are falling as some analysts predict lows near $3 this summer.

Abortion Proposal Draws Ire Of Ohio Doctors

The latest abortion bill has the support of many Statehouse Republicans. It's one of four current proposals aimed at curbing abortions.
20, 2013

Doctors testifying before state lawmakers Wednesday said the proposed restrictions on abortion would endanger women, drive up malpractice insurance, and push some doctors to leave the state.

Top Statehouse Dem. Follows Kasich On Drilling tax

State Rep.Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) is proposing a seven percent severance tax for oil and drilling companies operating in Ohio. Gov. Kasich has proposed a four percent tax.
20, 2013

A few months after Gov. John Kasich proposed a tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic lawmaker has done the same thing.

Vegetable Garden Provides Hope For Cancer Patients

Hana Mattan in the Garden of Hope
Cancer patient Hana Mattan picks onions in the OSU Garden of Hope.
20, 2013

Undergoing cancer treatment is mentally and physically exhausting, and doctors are always searching for ways to make life easier for their patients. At Ohio State University, some patients are turning to gardening.