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Ohio Senator Targets Medicaid Growth In Bill

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An senator Ohio senator wants a new oversight committee to review growth within the Medicaid system.
3:02PM
October
10, 2013

A state senator in Ohio wants to create a new oversight body to keep growth in check within the Medicaid system.

Some Lawmakers Lament Policy In Budget

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It’s not unusual for policy provisions that are not related to spending to be tucked into budgets, but some critics are saying this one has more than the usual share.
8:25AM
July
3, 2013

The new state budget is just a few days old, but it already has plenty of critics, including some of the lawmakers who voted on it. Many of their complaints have nothing to do with spending.

Budget Clears House, Heads To Governor For Signature

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Republicans in the Ohio Senate pass a $62 billion state budget that revamps school spending, cuts personal income taxes and add abortion restrictions.
3:57PM
June
27, 2013

A state budget that revamps Ohio’s school funding system, cuts personal income taxes and adds new abortion restrictions has cleared both chambers of the legislature.

State Considers “Certifying” Farmers To Cut Algae Blooms

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8:31AM
June
27, 2013

Algae blooms are a big problem on Ohio’s lakes: they’re toxic and can have a big impact on tourism. Now state lawmakers are looking at “certifying” farmers as one way to tone it down.

Traffic Camera Ban Heads To State Senate

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Supporters of the cameras say they make roadways safer and save lives. Critics often call them invasive and money-making tools for municipalities.
7:50AM
June
27, 2013

A statewide ban on traffic cameras is a step closer to reality, after passing the Ohio House on a bipartisan vote Wednesday.

Ohio Senate OKs $61.7B Budget, Sends To More Talks

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Republicans in the state Senate today passed a two-year state spending plan that wipes out Governor Kasich's income tax cuts in favor of tax breaks for small businesses.
5:18PM
June
6, 2013

A state budget that revamps Gov. John Kasich’s school funding proposal and restores small-business tax relief has cleared the Ohio Senate.

Abortion In The State Budget

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The Ohio House version has already passed a budget for the two-year period beginning July 1. It would need to be reconciled with the Senate version before moving on to the governor for his signature.
8:40AM
June 6, 2013

Buried in the Senate version of the budget are many things that seemingly have nothing to do with state spending, many of them related to abortion.

Ohio Senate Removes Income-Tax Cut From Budget, Keeps Biz Tax Cut

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The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio's sweeping two-year budget.
11:15AM
May
28, 2013

The state Senate is preparing to release its changes to Ohio’s sweeping two-year budget.

Senators on a budget-writing committee planned to meet Tuesday afternoon to introduce an overhaul of the spending plan.

Leader: Ohio Senate Wants To Outlaw Internet Cafes

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The head of the Ohio Senate says the chamber is poised to move on a bill that essentially bans internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive.
1:12PM
April
24, 2013

The leader of the Ohio Senate says the Republican-controlled chamber is ready to move forward with a bill essentially outlawing Internet cafes.

Medicaid Expansion Plan In Ohio Takes Another Hit

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A top Republican in the Ohio Legislature says the Senate's version of the state budget won't include the governor's proposed Medicaid expansion.
1:05PM
April
24, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand health care coverage for low-income Ohioans has been dealt another blow.