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

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Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern.
2:13PM
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

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Lawmakers continue to hammer out the state budget
3:52PM
June
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

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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.

Senate Chief: Medicaid Reform Not Part Of Budget

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Rep. State Senate President Keith Faber said Wednesday that a separate bipartisan bill for potential changes to Medicaid will be introduced Thursday.
3:53PM
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

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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.

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.
1:52PM
April
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

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The Ohio Public Interest Research says tax haven costs the state $707 million a year.
7:16AM
April
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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8:01AM
February
7, 2013

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

Kasich’s Budget: Lower Taxes For Some, Higher Taxes For Others

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Gov. John Kasich's two-year state budget totals $63.1 million.
1:59PM
February 4, 2013

Gov. John Kasich proposed a sweeping budget Monday that reduces state income and small business taxes through increases in other areas, boosts school funding and expands Medicaid services with help from the federal government.

State Budget Cuts Would Force Closure Of Four Prisons

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8:01AM
December
11, 2012

State prisons director Gary Mohr says the propsed 10 percent cuts would force him to close three large state prisons and a smaller facility in Hocking County.