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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.

Budget Bill Draws Praise, Criticism For Low-Income Measures

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8:32AM
March
13, 2014

Republican Gov. John Kasich’s budget update includes a tax cut aimed at the top income earners in Ohio. But it also includes some measures designed to help the state’s poorest people, and those items are getting blasted as well as praised.

Updated Budget Bill May Include Tax Hike and Tax Cut

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Governor John Kasich is expected to update his budget bill with a tax hike and tax cut.
9:52AM
March
11, 2014

Republican Gov. John Kasich’s budget update bill comes out today, and it could include a tax hike to pay for a tax cut.

Budget Deal Won’t Extend Unemployment for 40,000 Ohioans

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As it stands, about 1.3 million people across the country could get cut off at the end of the month.
8:24AM
December 12, 2013

Congress is on its way to a budget deal a couple weeks ahead of the January 1 deadline. But the deal doesn’t include extending emergency unemployment benefits. That means 40,000 Ohioans could see their payments end this month.

Ohio GOP Leaders Push For Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

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The resolution passed in Ohio, which is similar to ones passed in 19 other states, calls for Congress to come up with an amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, or to allow the states to convene a Constitutional convention.
8:02AM
November
26, 2013

Ohio leaders left the Statehouse Monday to travel west to Lima to to sign a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment.

Analysis: Tough Times For Ohio Prison System

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Without a fix, State Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Director Gary Mohr warns, the state could need another prison starting in 2017.
3:09PM
October
22, 2013

Ohio’s prison system has faced a glut of bad news in recent months, from inmate suicides to four homicides in a single prison in about a year, but long-term population growth trends are causing officials the most headaches.

Portman: Debt Deal Gives GOP More Leverage In Next Budget Deal

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“Will it be a grand bargain? Probably not. Can it be a bargain that’s good for the American people? Yes,” says Portman.
8:51AM
October 18, 2013

The government shutdown is over after lawmakers agreed to raise the country’s debt limit…until January 15th. Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is looking to the next round of negotiations with optimism.

Governor Hits Road To Discuss State Budget

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Governor Kasich takes a road trip across Ohio to talk about the new state budget.
11:16AM
July
18, 2013

Governor John Kasich plans to stop in a Republican friendly part of Ohio to discuss the state budget as he begins a summer tour on the spending plan.