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Budget, Tax Plan Remain The Focus For State Lawmakers

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8:57AM
March
11, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals for a new state budget and the biggest tax changes in four decades are in the spotlight again this week as state legislators continue committee hearings.

Kasich: JobsOhio Audit Request “A Misunderstanding”

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Documents from JobsOhio show half of the 26 salaries paid by the organization were at least $100,000, with JobsOhio’s president and CIO making $225,000.
7:29AM
March 8, 2013

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio Auditor Dave Yost should be able to audit the public dollars spent on the state’s job creation program, but has no right to audit private contributions.

Internet Café Owners Fight Proposed Regulations

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Some state lawmakers want to put more regulation on internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive. Cafe operators say they pay sales tax and the industry employs thousands of workers.
7:28AM
March
6, 2013

Owners, employees, and other backers of some of Ohio’s 800 internet cafes and sweepstakes stores defended their industry before state lawmakers on Tuesday.

Continued Debate On Budget Brings Same Agruments

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8:17AM
February
12, 2013

Statehouse Democrats used a legislative hearing to argue against the two-year budget proposed by Governor John Kasich.

Busy Week Ahead For Ohio Lawmakers

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Several Statehouse committees will begin work on Gov. Kasich's proposed budget, ideas for curbing school violence, and the attendance-keeping practices in Ohio school districts.
7:23AM
February
11, 2013

Several Statehouse committees will begin work on Gov. Kasich’s proposed budget, ideas for curbing school violence, and the attendance-keeping practices in Ohio school districts.

Gun Rights Supporters Rally Outside Statehouse

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More than 100 pro-gun activists rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus Friday morning.
12:02PM
February
8, 2013

More than 100 Ohio gun owners rallied at the Ohio Statehouse Friday.

New Study Takes Aim At State Education Cuts

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8:31AM
January
30, 2013

As Republican Gov. John Kasich prepares to release a new proposal for funding Ohio’s school, a liberal policy group is touting a new study they say shows the current state budget has been a disaster for schools.

Gas Industry, Allies Gather Inside Statehouse

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The lobbying event is sponsored by the Ohio Oil & Gas Association, the Ohio Petroleum Council and the Ohio Shale Coalition.
10:16AM
January
23, 2013

Workers, employers and lobbyists for Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry are descending on the Statehouse to tout the industry’s economic benefits.

‘Freshman’ Lawmakers Find Place In State Legislature

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8:01AM
January 8, 2013

Of the 132 state lawmakers sworn for the new General Assembly, 18 are there for the first time.

New General Assembly Begins, Both Parties Eye Job Creation

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State lawmakers will need to pass a spending plan for the two-year period beginning July 1.
7:27AM
January
8, 2013

State lawmakers started their new two-year session at the Statehouse Monday. Both parties say they’ll get to work right away.