The state ended the first half of the two-year budget in the black – in a big way. State budget director Tim Keen says the fiscal year ended with an $800 million surplus:
"We were able to close the year with tax receipts coming in modestly above estimate, about one percent above estimate; and spending, led by Medicaid spending, below the appropriated levels."
Howard Wilkinson talks with Ohio Representatives Denise Driehaus, a Democrat, and Peter Stautberg, a Republican, about the new state budget.
With Ohio's new budget now approved, Howard Wilkinson talks about what it means for Ohio and Governor Kasich. Also how the Governor's chances look for reelection.
Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on the latest 2-year state budget that includes several hot topics.
As the Ohio Legislature argues over a new 2-year budget plan, some Ohioans are claiming the state's financial shortage can be traced to some people and companies not paying their fair share of taxes. Statehouse News Correspondent Bill Cohen reports: