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Ohio Budget Director Defends Kasich’s Sales Tax Increase

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Ohio budget director Tim Keen says Governor Kasich's proposed two year state budget gives Ohioans more control over their money.
1:55PM
February
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

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Governor Kasich plans to release his preliminary two-year state budget to state lawmakers February 2.
1:34PM
January
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

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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.