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Budget Director, Lawmakers Butt Heads Over How To Use Surplus

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Ohio budget director Tim Keen says the revenue forecast hinges on how businesses and individuals may have reacted to the uncertainty surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the end of 2012, when some made moves to avoid what they feared might be higher taxes.
8:54AM
June
19, 2013

The committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget now has updated estimates on tax revenues and Medicaid. Tax receipts are up and Medicaid costs are down, but those numbers come with a caution.

Unexpected Debate Raises Concerns About Budget

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The conference committee starts its work Thursday – the budget needs to be passed by the House and Senate by the end of the month, and there are clearly issues that both sides feel very strongly about.
7:23AM
June
13, 2013

What is usually a routine vote to send the two versions of the state budget to a committee to meld it into one document turned out to be a lot more political than usual in the Ohio House Wednesday.

Ohio’s Junior U.S. Senator Demands IRS Answers

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Ohio U.S. Senator Rob Portman demands answers in the IRS investigation.
12:33PM
May 24, 2013

Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator is demanding to know if any disciplinary action has been taken against IRS employees at the agency’s Cincinnati office for targeting conservative groups.

Republicans Continue Praise Of Cordray, Criticism Of Bureau

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Richard Cordray continues to receive praise from Republicans who oppose the bureau Cordray directs.
8:59AM
March 13, 2013

Once again, Republican senators are praising the work of former Ohio Attorney General and Grove City native Richard Cordray as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. And once again, they’re indicating they’ll keep blocking his permanent appointment to head that agency.

Both U.S. Senators From Ohio Land On Finance Committee

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7:59AM
January 4, 2013

Dem. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Rob Portman are now on the oldest and arguably most powerful committee in the U.S. Senate.

Year In Review: The Most Expensive Senate Race In Ohio History

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7:27AM
December 31, 2012

It was the most expensive and perhaps the most bitter campaign for U.S. Senate in Ohio history.

Kasich, GOP Look Back At 2012 In State Government

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Gov. John Kasich surrounded by (from left) State House Speaker Bill Batchelder, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, and Senate Pres. Tom Niehaus.
7:16AM
December
20, 2012

The governor and other top Ohio Republicans gathered Wednesday to look back at the year in state government.

Brown, Mandel Trade Barbs In Final Debate

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Dem. incumbent Sherrod Brown and Rep. challenger Josh Mandel have debated three times in recent weeks.
9:03AM
October 26, 2012

Last night’s third and final debate in Ohio’s contested U.S. Senate race once again featured insults and claims of dereliction of duty.

Mandel Unveils Healthcare Plan

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Senate candidate Josh Mandel discusses his health care plan at an orthopedic practice in suburban Cleveland on Monday.
8:56PM
October
22, 2012

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has released a ten-point health care blueprint as an alternative to the federal Affordable Care Act.

Poll: Brown Opens Double-Digit Lead Over Mandel

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The poll by the Columbus Dispatch gives U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown a 49 percent to 39 percent lead over Rep. State Treasurer Josh Mandel.
7:52AM
October 1, 2012

The poll by the Columbus Dispatch gives U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown a 49 percent to 39 percent lead over Rep. State Treasurer Josh Mandel.