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Columbus Dispatch

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:05:17 +0000
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would provide increased protections to crime victims submitted more than half a million signatures to the secretary of state’s office Thursday, hoping to place the issue before Ohio voters in November.Marsy’s Law, named after a California woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend, would require increased notification of legal proceedings and [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:50:34 +0000
New revenue estimates show Senate Republicans were wise to pass a budget on Wednesday that accounted for a $1 billion revenue shortfall.The Ohio Legislative Service Commission announced Thursday that it is revising its February estimates downward by $1.02 billion for the new two-year budget period that starts July 1. It also projects the state will need to spend $59 million more for Medicaid than what was originally forecast.State Budget Director Tim Keen is revising [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:25:01 +0000
Majority Republicans have crafted an unsound state budget that fails to serve the needs of everyday Ohioans, minority House Democrats said Thursday.The budget, now before a conference committee ironing out a compromise between differing House and Senate versions, is "an abuse of taxpayer trust," said House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn, D-Dayton."We believe it is a continuation of a series of Republican budgets that have not emphasized the right priorities for Ohio's economy to [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:38:12 +0000
When talking about Ohio's controversial business tax deduction, Republicans often paint the picture of hard-working, small-business, mom-and-pop-type operations.“The people I see benefiting from this in my hometown own small restaurants downtown, coffee shops, florists, dry cleaners, folks like that," Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, told his colleagues Wednesday night.Senate Finance Committee Chairman Scott Oelslager, R-Canton, added: "They go to work every day, turn on a [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:16 +0000
Beginning today, Powell police to direct traffic 4-7 p.m. weekdays to help relieve congestion
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:01:00 +0000
As other health-care choices dwindle, one candidate for governor is proposing a public option for Ohio.Former state Rep. Connie Pillich wants to allow Ohioans to buy into Medicaid or into the state-employee health plan.Pillich, a Democrat from Montgomery near Cincinnati, said she is making her proposal in response to the falling number of private insurers on the Ohio insurance exchange created as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:32:41 +0000
The group that pushed a plan to spend $13 billion in Ohio taxpayer money on clean-energy projects now wants Columbus voters to decide if the city should spend millions to advance clean energy. Pro Energy Ohio and the Ohio Clean Energy Initiative are working on a proposal that would direct Columbus to spend $57 million on clean-energy initiatives. About $42 million of that money would be deposited with the New York Green Bank, which would invest Columbus' money in a [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:12 +0000
WASHINGTON — They rode six hours in a bus, from Columbus to D.C., staying overnight to make an early coffee in a Capitol Hill office building with Sen. Rob Portman just so they could urge him to hold a town-hall meeting in Ohio.They peppered him with questions, asking if he preferred the single-payer system for health care (he doesn’t) and which essential benefits he’d like to protect as the Senate drafts its Obamacare replacement.They left [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:23:58 +0000
After deliberating for several weeks, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has recommended that a police officer who stomped once on a detained suspect in April be suspended for 24 work hours.In a memo dated June 14 to Officer Zachary Rosen, 32, Jacobs said she is recommending the suspension to Public Safety Director Ned Pettus, who will hold his own inquiry and ultimately decide the punishment. Jacobs' memo was released Wednesday.About the memo, Mayor Andrew J. [...]
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:37:13 +0000
Deciding how to tackle Ohio's massive opioid addiction problem is about to become a major fight inside the Statehouse, as the House and Senate clash over differences in the new two-year state budget.The Senate on Wednesday voted 24-8 to approve a budget that contains $176 million to address Ohio's overdose crisis — potentially, depending how one counts it, more than the House-passed $170 million proposal.But critics say a Senate-passed Medicaid expansion freeze could [...]
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:43:47 +0000
Legislation that would limit civil traffic fines issued by tiny communities — namely, a small village in southeastern Franklin County — was approved Wednesday by the Ohio House.“I believe this bill address what is a fundamental issue of fairness,” said Rep. Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, a primary co-sponsor of the bill. “This legislation will ensure our citizens are not falling victims to speed traps and abusive, excessive fines by a different set of [...]
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:06:44 +0000
The Ohio Senate honored Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko on Wednesday for his response during a terrorist attack on campus in November.Sens. Kevin Bacon, R-Minerva Park, Charleta B. Tavares, D-Columbus, and Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, presented Horujko with a resolution for his reaction to an attack that injured 11 people.Horujko responded quickly when 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan rammed his car into a group of people on campus and started [...]
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:50:01 +0000
The Senate rejected on Tuesday a controversial provision that would have denied workers’ compensation benefits to undocumented workers who are injured on the job.House Republicans added the amendment last month to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget over objections from Democrats. At the time, Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, indicated that the Senate might not go along. And as predicted, it was stripped from the budget bill Tuesday before [...]
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:32:06 +0000
Medicaid expansion wouldn't go away in Ohio, but it would shrink starting next year if an Ohio Senate committee has its way.Under an amendment to the two-year state budget bill that emerged Tuesday from the Senate Finance Committee, the Medicaid expansion in Ohio would continue for a year. But after July 1, 2018, Senate Republicans would not only close the door on would-be new enrollees but also on those who drop off the expansion because of better employment. Those past recipients [...]
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:24:40 +0000
Facing the need to repay $60.4 million from the 2015-16 school year and potentially millions more from last school year, ECOT says it will lay off 350 workers within weeks, about a quarter of its workforce.The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the giant online charter school that has been locked in a battle with Ohio Department of Education over whether it needs to document student attendance in return for the more than $100 million in state education dollars it receives annually, [...]
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:23:34 +0000
Gov. John Kasich has appointed another non-physician to lead the Ohio Department of Health.The governor's office announced Tuesday that lawyer Lance Himes will serve as director of the cabinet agency.Himes, the department's general counsel since 2011, had served as interim director since March 31 following the departure of [...]
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:17:01 +0000
While Ohio’s tax revenue has been falling well short of projections, opening up a budget shortfall that some say could reach $1 billion, Gov. John Kasich on Monday insisted that Ohio is not the same as Kansas, where major budget problems prompted GOP lawmakers to repeal a host of major tax cuts."We don’t want to raise taxes in this state," Kasich said, when asked whether it’s time for Ohio to follow Kansas in eliminating a business tax deduction that equates to [...]
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:34:25 +0000
WASHINGTON — The death Monday of Otto Warmbier of suburban Cincinnati after a year and a half in a North Korean prison shocked American lawmakers and officials even as analysts said the United States has limited options to retaliate against the Pyongyang regime.Warmbier’s family announced that the 22-year-old Warmbrier died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, just days after he was returned in a coma to his home in Wyoming, Ohio. Physicians at the University of Cincinnati Medical [...]
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:23:12 +0000
WASHINGTON — With Justice Anthony Kennedy expected to be the pivotal vote, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Constitution prohibits states from drawing congressional and legislative seats which favor one party and reduce electoral competition.The justices announced Monday that they will hear arguments later this year on a Wisconsin case in which Republicans designed districts that allowed the GOP to seize overwhelming control of the state assembly in 2012, [...]
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:32:52 +0000
Ohio University administrators are proposing that the board of trustees approve an approximately $720 million operating budget for the 2017-18 academic year that includes unspecified cuts.The trustees are scheduled to meet Thursday and Friday at the university's Zanesville campus.Factors including the anticipated imposition of a tuition freeze in the new two-year state budget and a decline in the number of freshmen enrolled for the fall semester on the Athens campus [...]