No money, no problem for Ohio Obamacare expansion

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

WHEELER DEALER: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right touts the program's skyrocketing enrollment as great news for the state, and he built his budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 on the assumption Medicaid expansion will continue.

Ohio’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion will continue until at least July despite burning through $2.56 billion in federal funding four months early.

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Minimum wage hike to $10.10 could cost Ohio 22,000 jobs

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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A proposal to increase Ohio’s minimum wage to $10.10 would cost 21,886 low-skill workers their jobs, according to a study from two economists.

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Ohio House adds, deletes ban on local hiring quotas

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Frst it was there. Then it wasn’t. What seemed like a minor provision in the Ohio biennial transportation budget turned into a big to-do when supporters and opponents learned about it.

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Competing bills ban cell phones in school zones and distracted driving

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

As expected, the ban on distracted driving was stripped out of the transportation budget by the Ohio House and was introduced as a stand-alone bill. But now there are two bills that create texting and distracted driving bans that are up for consideration – and it’s no surprise they conflict with each other.

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What will Obamacare expansion cost Ohio taxpayers?

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Health Care, News, Ohio  /  No Comments

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Ohio taxpayers should brace for sticker shock from Gov. John Kasich’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion by 2017 at the latest.

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Two Ohio bills would create new dependency class, experts say

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments Whited

A proposed texting, distracted driving ban isn’t the only bill that would use fine money to pay for something low-income families can’t afford. A Senate bill requiring all kids to wear bike helmets follows the same path in creating a dependency class.

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