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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.

Education Leaders Question Governor’s School Funding Proposal

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich say his administration wants to send more money to lower-income school districts.
8:28AM
February
9, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he wants to increase funding to lower-income schools and cut funding to more-affluent districts, but some education leaders say that’s now how his proposal necessarily plays out.

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.

Social Services Group Offers Mixed Review Of Kasich’s Ideas

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Health and human services advocates voice concern about how Governor Kasich's budget proposal will effect poor people.
1:40PM
January
30, 2015

A coalition of health and human services advocates is expressing support for the governor’s pitch to help economically struggling Ohioans move out of poverty, though the group has concerns about how the goal will be accomplished.

Statehouse Republicans Skeptical Of Kasich’s Tax Cut

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Kasich wants to cut nearly all income taxes for small business owners, but Republican leaders in the Statehouse worry the plan wouldn't be a tax cut, but only a tax shift.
7:54AM
January 30, 2015

Gov. John Kasich is hinting at some proposals he’ll include in his upcoming budget, including what he calls a tax cut. But some state lawmakers are skeptical.

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.

Coleman Asks City Council’s Approval Of Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

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Breakdown of Mayor Coleman's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget
6:45PM
November
14, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman on Friday proposed an $813 million operating budget to the city council for Fiscal Year 2015.

Ohio National Guard Troops Resume Training Schedule

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The Ohio National Guard has resumed training exercises. The training was postponed in September because of budget considerations.
11:23AM
October 3, 2014

Ohio National Guard units resume their training schedules this weekend. Several thousand members of the Ohio Army National Guard were idled in September due to Congress’ inaction on a new federal budget.

King Arts Complex Streamlining Budget, Operations

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The King Arts Complex is trimming budgets and some programs to get back on firm financial ground.
5:00AM
September 16, 2014

Officials at the King Arts Complex are cutting back on staff positions and some programs as they streamline the budget for the complex.

Counties, College Athletes See Changes In Budget Update

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The budget update approved by the Ohio House Finance Committee approved several changes, including language on college athletes and whether counties that mail out unsolicited absentee ballot applications should see cuts to funding. Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald led a push to approve mailing unsolicited applications.
8:02AM
April
9, 2014

An Ohio House committee on Tuesday made several changes to the next state budget, including language on college athletes and punishing counties for mailing out unsolicited absentee ballot applications.