state budget

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jul 10, 2017
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Gov. John Kasich vetoed 47 line items in Ohio's proposed 2018 - 2019 budget bill and the Ohio House of Representatives overrode 11 of those 47 vetoes. However, the House didn’t overturn Kasich's decision to veto the controversial line item that would freeze the expansion of Medicaid enrollment.

Coming up, we're talking about the state budget and the latest in national and local news with a panel of reporters. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jun 19, 2017
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The Ohio Senate has cut $1 billion from the state's two-year proposed budget. The new budget would decrease the funding of Medicaid and prisons, while increasing the amount spent towards fixing Ohio's drug epidemic. The Senate expects to pass the budget next week before joining the House in approving a finalized plan by the end of June.

Coming up, we're talking about the state budget and the latest in state and national news with a panel of reporters. 

The Ohio Statehouse
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The Kasich administration is proposing to change the way it distributes money to local governments. The Ohio governor’s plan would give precedence to communities with less capacity to raise their own funds.

Ohio Governor John Kasich unveils the state budget on January 30, 2017.
Dan Konik

Governor Kasich’s proposed two-year budget would give a slight increase for K-12 schools in Ohio while freezing tuition for state universities. The proposals faced immediate opposition.

John Kasich
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Lawmakers, state agencies and special interest groups are preparing for Gov. John Kasich’s big budget proposal. Kasich will roll out that proposal on Monday.

Ohio Statehouse
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Ohio's legislative leaders are hosting lobbyists at back-to-back Florida fundraisers days before state budget deliberations begin.

State officials are holding a public hearing on a proposal to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid.


A federal judge says the only remaining abortion clinics in southwest Ohio can remain open while fighting to keep their state operating licenses. 

Ohio Senate Passes $71 Billion, 2-Year State Budget Proposal

Jun 25, 2015

State senators have passed a sweeping $71.2 billion, two-year budget that provides an income tax cut for Ohioans, funds public schools and seeks to change health care policies.

Advocates Seek Budget Changes To Help Low-Income Ohioans

Jun 4, 2015

A coalition of advocates for low-income Ohioans is making its pitch for more money in the state's budget to help tackle elder abuse, hunger and other issues around poverty.

The Ohio Statehouse
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The House is set to vote on its version of the state budget tomorrow. But budget hearings in the Senate have already started - kicking off with the state budget director.

We'll consider more on the pros and cons of “regionalizationâ€? (or consolidation of government) as potential cost savings measure for Ohio. Also, we'll discuss the "toolkit" local governments have been given to manage these budget cuts. Guests:

  • Larry Long (Executive Director, County Commissioners Association of Ohio)
  • Matt DeTemple (Executive Director, Ohio Townships Association)
  • Randy Cole (Controlling Board President/Policy Advisor, Office of Budget and Management)