Increase In Liquid Nicotine Poisoning Drives Childproofing Bill

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E-cigarettes use containers of liquid nicotine, and some are easy to open, often with screw-on caps.
7:30AM
February
16, 2015

As electronic cigarettes become more popular, the number of medical emergencies involving their liquid nicotine refills has increased dramatically. That’s sparked a bipartisan effort to crack down on the products.

State Health Officials Defend Proposed Medicaid Premium

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State Medicaid Director John McCarthy told lawmakers on the House Finance Committee that requiring a small monthly payment is an important for people who will eventually make enough money to start buying insurance from the federal marketplace or exchange.
7:55AM
February 12, 2015

Gov. John Kasich and the director of Ohio’s Medicaid program want enrollees making more than the federal poverty level to pay a $20 monthly premium.

Governor John Kasich’s Budget: Tax Cuts, Tax Hikes

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Ohio Governor John Kasich released his proposed two-year budget Monday.
4:55PM
February
2, 2015

Gov. John Kasich’s third budget includes another round of income tax cuts, and tax increases that he has proposed before – and lawmakers have rejected.

Gov. Kasich Readies His State Budget

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Gov. Kasich prepares to unveil his latest state budget
2:21PM
January
31, 2015

Today’s the day Gov. John Kasich unveils his third budget, which is expected to include $500 million in tax cuts plus benefits to lower-income Ohioans. But he has yet to talk about how he’ll pay for those.

Abortion Limits To Go Before State Lawmakers

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8:25AM
January
28, 2015

In the coming weeks, state lawmakers are expected to take up two proposals to limit abortions in Ohio.

Researchers: Renewable Energy Freeze Has Chilled Industry

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8:59AM
January
15, 2015

A research group says a new law freezing the state’s green energy standards has led to significant declines in the wind and solar industry in Ohio. But the study is getting some blowback from a key backer of that law.

Budget Battles Expected From State Capitol In 2015

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Budget battles are expected for the new General Assembly that starts working this week.
8:12AM
January
5, 2015

2015 is a budget year, and that potentially means battles over priorities. And Gov. John Kasich knows it.

Republican-Dominated Ohio Supreme Court Surprised Some In 2014

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The Ohio Supreme Court justices surprised some observers with their 2014 decisions.
8:47AM
December
23, 2014

2014 brought several big cases to the Republican-dominated Ohio Supreme Court, which delivered opinions that surprised some observers. A look back on 2014 with a review of the biggest decisions from the state’s highest court.

Redrawing Ohio Lawmakers’ Districts Could Pass

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Two resolutions on redistricting are in the Senate, both still in committee.
10:31AM
December
4, 2014

Bills that could change the way lawmakers’ districts are drawn are being caught in the rush to pass legislation before the end of the year. Plans under discussion could undergo last minute changes before big votes today.