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Halfred Farms, the former estate of automotive innovator Windsor T. White, is located in Hunting Valley, Ohio.
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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s vetoes on the state budget struck a provision that was added at the last minute – a property tax reduction for certain homeowners in one wealthy school district, but not others.

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during a public inauguration ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, host Mike Thompson discusses how Republicans at the Statehouse finally settled on a budget and what it means for taxpayers. Ohio Public Radio Statehouse reporter Jo Ingles joins the show.

Gov. Mike DeWine signs Ohio's two-year state budget into law on July 18, 2019.
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Finally, Ohio has a new two-year operating budget.

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The two year operating budget will move next year’s presidential primary to St. Patrick’s Day. Republicans had to move it to after March 15 so they could award all delegates to a single candidate.

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Ohio’s high school graduation requirements are changing, with a new set of recommendations for incoming freshmen made by a group of businesses, a charter schools organization and some public schools.

The law also allows the state to take over academically distressed school districts was put on hold. Both of those provisions are in the new two-year state budget approved by lawmakers.

Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before their extended deadline.

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After 17 days of overtime budget negotiations, lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate have reached a $69 billion two-year spending deal.

Ohio Legislature May Be Nearing Agreement On State Budget

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, shakes hands with Ohio House speaker Larry Householder after delivering the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Lawmakers who have been negotiating Ohio's next two-year state budget were set to reconvene Tuesday, a day before the extended deadline for the House and Senate to pass the $69 billion spending plan.

st day of the 2017 Ohio State Fair, killing one man at the scene. A woman died from her injuries months later.
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Next week’s opening of the Ohio State Fair will mark two years since a fairgoer died when a ride fell apart.

Ohio Statehouse cupola
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Budget talks between leaders of the House and Senate are being described as very positive with solid progress moving forward, but a deadline is coming Wednesday.

Sen. Dave Burke (R-Marysville) is one of three Senators and four Republicans on the six member conference committee.
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It’s almost two weeks into the state’s new budget year, and there’s still no permanent two-year operating budget.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted at the Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus, where he unveiled the marketing platform for opportunity zones to share details on places and projects available for investment.
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Ohio has been operating under a temporary budget for a week and a half. But Lt. Gov. Jon Husted isn't too worried about the budget stalemate, which must be resolved by next week.

The Ohio Office of Budget Management is instructing state agency directors to keep a close watch on their spending during the 17-day budget extension.

Gov. Mike DeWine, center, speaks between Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, left, and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder during the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Ohio is operating on temporary funding since lawmakers failed to pass a new two-year state budget by the constitutionally-mandated June 30 deadline. The delay has Democrats wondering whether time spent on controversial abortion laws could have better used hammering out budget details.

Franklin County Courthouse
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Although Ohio legislators failed to hammer out budget differences by Sunday's deadline, resorting instead to a stopgap funding measure, at least one group is certain to be happy with the eventual two-year budget: public defenders.

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