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Ohio Budget
5:50 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Governor Kasich to sign budget Sunday

Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The only thing that’s left for the state budget is a signature from Governor John Kasich.  A signing ceremony is scheduled for Sunday night.

Though the budget that passed the House and Senate is markedly different than the one he proposed in February, Gov. John Kasich says he’s happy with it. But he says the phased in income tax cuts of 8.5%, 9% and 10%, and the 50% tax cut for small businesses, along with the increase of the state sales tax to 5.75% aren’t enough.
 

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June 23, 2013
1:31 am
Fri June 21, 2013

The Big Story

This week we present two stories from the Statehouse New Bureau.

Ohio lawmakers are close to a new State Tax Reform Plan.  Jo Ingles reports:

A new bill that would ban indoor tanning for anyone under the age of 18  even if they have parental consent - is being considered.  Karen Kassler has more:

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Politics
1:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Budget

Governor John Kasich speaks one-on-one with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kassler about his proposed state budget which is not being well-received in the statehouse.


Legacy Dinner
3:30 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Dems discuss possible governor candidates

Democrats gather for the annual ODP Legacy Dinner.
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

As Democrats from across the state gathered in Columbus for their annual Legacy Dinner, they were still absorbing the news that Youngstown area Congressman Tim Ryan will not be running for governor next year.

Among the disappointed was state Rep. Bob Hagan.

“I think he could have won," he said. "I think it’s going to be a tough campaign – we needed someone that can shout and can scream and get people up on their feet and I think he can do that. On the other hand, I’m disappointed because, in a selfish way, I was going to run for Congress myself in his seat.”

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March 3, 2013
12:31 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Exotic Animal Facility

Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kassler was invited to view the Ohio Department of Agriculture's new Exotic Animals Facility in Reynoldsburg, near Columbus.  She has this report:


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