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Delayed Renewable Energy Mandates Could Hurt Investment

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Jereme Kent, CEO of One Energy, says delaying changes to Ohio's renewable energy mandates will create a "lobbying frenzy" in the state.
7:50AM
May
30, 2014

Jereme Kent, the general manager of Findlay-based wind energy company One Energy, says delaying incoming renewable energy mandates will create a “lobbying frenzy” and scare away renewable energy investors.

E-Cig Ban For Minors Clears Legislature Despite Objections

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More than two dozen Democrats in the House voted against the bill, saying it didn’t go far enough.
8:28AM
February
14, 2014

State lawmakers have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes for Ohio minors, but not without the objection of many Democrats, who say the ban doesn’t go far enough.

Conference Committee Sends Compromise Budget Back To Legislature

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Democrats are attacking the proposed budget, saying it shows a lack of leadership when it comes to Medicaid.
7:48AM
June
26, 2013

A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers has signed off on the state’s next two-year budget. It now goes to a final vote in the Ohio House and Senate.

Lawmakers Reconvene For Budget Talks

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State lawmakers face a June 30 deadline to pass the two-year, state spending plan.
11:34AM
June
24, 2013

State lawmakers are back in Columbus Monday for talks on the budget that includes a massive tax overhaul plan rolled out last week.

Columbus Schools Bill Goes Before Lawmakers

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Some Columbus leaders, including Mayor Michael Coleman, are backing a House bill to allow the Columbus City Schools to share voter approved levy money with charter schools.
12:43PM
June 19, 2013

A bill that would install recommendations from a new Columbus education commission is getting first Statehouse hearing this afternoon.

Budget Director, Lawmakers Butt Heads Over How To Use Surplus

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Ohio budget director Tim Keen says the revenue forecast hinges on how businesses and individuals may have reacted to the uncertainty surrounding the so-called “fiscal cliff” at the end of 2012, when some made moves to avoid what they feared might be higher taxes.
8:54AM
June
19, 2013

The committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget now has updated estimates on tax revenues and Medicaid. Tax receipts are up and Medicaid costs are down, but those numbers come with a caution.

Unexpected Debate Raises Concerns About Budget

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The conference committee starts its work Thursday – the budget needs to be passed by the House and Senate by the end of the month, and there are clearly issues that both sides feel very strongly about.
7:23AM
June
13, 2013

What is usually a routine vote to send the two versions of the state budget to a committee to meld it into one document turned out to be a lot more political than usual in the Ohio House Wednesday.

GOP-Led House Drops Medicaid Plan From Ohio Budget

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A Republican-controlled House committee plans to unveil its changes to Gov. John Kasich's budget on Tuesday.
7:48AM
April 9, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health law won’t be included in the Ohio House version of the state’s two-year budget.

Couple Killed In Buckeye Lake House Fire

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The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office identified the couple killed as Milton Clagg and Mary Clagg, both 62.
11:16AM
January
24, 2013

Authorities say a husband and wife died in a large house fire near Buckeye Lake early this morning.

Long-Time Ohio Congressman Retiring Because Of Political Climate

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Rep. Steven LaTourette was first elected to Congress in the GOP wave of 1994.
11:55AM
July
31, 2012

Republican U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette says the atmosphere in the House “no longer encourages the finding of common ground.”