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Ohio Budget Director Defends Kasich’s Sales Tax Increase

Ohio budget director Tim Keen says Governor Kasich's proposed two year state budget gives Ohioans more control over their money.
3, 2015

ohio’s budget director is defending a proposed increase in the state sales tax, saying he believes reductions in the state income tax would allow consumers more choice in how they spend their money.

Kasich Sets Feb. 2 For Release Of 2-Year Operating Budget

Governor Kasich plans to release his preliminary two-year state budget to state lawmakers February 2.
26, 2015

Gov. John Kasich’s administration will release Ohio’s next state budget February 2.

Ohio Dems OK’d Rape Counselor ‘Gag’ They Attack

Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern.
July 2, 2013

Democratic state lawmakers blasting Ohio Gov. John Kasich and fellow Republicans for a budget measure that restricts rape-crisis counseling supported a bill last month with nearly identical language.

Ohio GOP Agreement Calls For Larger Income Tax Cut

Lawmakers continue to hammer out the state budget
20, 2013

Ohio Republican leaders have agreed to a larger statewide income tax cut as part of a package of changes to be included in the budget.

Unexpected Debate Raises Concerns About Budget

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.
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.

Senate Chief: Medicaid Reform Not Part Of Budget

Rep. State Senate President Keith Faber said Wednesday that a separate bipartisan bill for potential changes to Medicaid will be introduced Thursday.
June 12, 2013

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber says Medicaid reform will not be part of the state’s budget negotiations that a panel of legislative negotiators is undertaking this week.

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

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.
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.

Ohio House Vote Nears On Sex-Ed Restriction

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Members of the Ohio House are poised to vote on a abstinence only sex education amendment inserted in their version of the state budget.
18, 2013

A pro-abstinence sex education amendment inserted into Ohio’s state budget appears headed to a floor vote Thursday in the Ohio House.

Activists’ Report Links Budget Struggles To Tax Havens

The Ohio Public Interest Research says tax haven costs the state $707 million a year.
5, 2013

A left-leaning research group says the state could ease the budget-crafting process by closing tax loopholes that costs the state hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

School Funding Details Leave Some Confused

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7, 2013

Districts around the state are getting details on how Gov. John Kasich’s proposed two-year budget would affect their bottom line.