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A deduction that allows many small businesses to take the first $250,000 of their income tax-free was cut back significantly in the Ohio House version of the budget. But senators may not vote to keep the change.

The entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.
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Ohioans are being bombarded with an ad campaign focused on an energy bill—House Bill 6—that’s being debated in the state legislature.

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The House budget made no big moves on Medicaid or Medicaid expansion – which is a departure from the last budget, as lawmakers created restrictions and former Gov. John Kasich vetoed many of them.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (center) and Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (third from left) leaders talk about bipartisan bills.
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For the second time in one week, Republicans and Democrats in the Ohio House have come together to support bills they agree upon.

The Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on Lake Erie is scheduled to shut down in 2020.
Ron Schwane / Associated Press

Lawmakers in the Ohio House continue to debate a bill that would bail out the state’s two financially struggling nuclear power plants. Earlier this week, some Democrats walked out of a committee hearing, saying their concerns were not being heard.

Democratic members of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee left during testimony on House Bill 6, calling it a stunt committee meeting. They returned more than an hour later.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

There's an apparent partisan split over what supporters call the Clean Air Bill and opponents label a nuclear power plant bailout.

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

The two-year state budget passed the Ohio House and is now in the hands of the Senate. But the chair of the Finance Committee says he has some concerns about the amount of spending.

House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) unveil new cameras installed in a committee room in March.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Republican and Democratic leaders in the Ohio House are coming together to sponsor priority legislation for this General Assembly. That’s a departure from previous sessions, when each caucus announced their priorities separately.

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There’s a fight brewing over a small tax credit cut in the Ohio House version of the two-year state budget.

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Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say more needs to be done to keep guns out of the hands of children. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

May 13, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
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The Ohio House passed a two-year $69 million state spending plan last week that includes tax cuts and increases in spending for education and children services.

The plan now heads to the Ohio Senate. 

Today on All Sides, the state budget and more on our weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

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The House will vote on its version of the $69 billion state budget Thursday, after the first unanimous committee vote in more than a decade.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

A new Ohio bill would ban most private insurance coverage for abortions. Opponents say it would also ban effective methods of birth control.

A Republican former state lawmaker from Northeast Ohio is taking on a new job in the administration of Gov. Mike DeWine.

Sarah LaTourette left the Ohio House on Sunday and started work Monday as director of Ohio Family and Children First. The organization works with county-level councils to help kids who receive state services, such as mental health or foster care.

Downtown Mount Vernon
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Business groups are blasting the Ohio House version of the budget for a change it makes to a controversial tax deduction – the one that allows many small businesses to take the first $250,000 of their income tax-free.

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