• Nick Bates

News & Notes, December 2, 2013

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News: Capitol Insider-Special Statehouse Access has a price $25, Columbus Dispatch Notes: The Capitol Insider summarizes many current debates at the statehouse, including the debate on how legislators want to spend $400 million. As a result of Medicaid Expansion, Ohio has $400 million to allocate to other programs and areas for public investment. The Dispatch’s summary of different proposals:

  1. Sen. Chris Widener, R-Springfield, wants to use it for a 4 percent state income-tax cut.

  2. Reps. Ron Gerberry, D-Austintown, and Terry Boose, R-Norwalk, are proposing giving it to local governments.

  3. Rep. Dave Hall, R-Millersburg, wants to make payments on money borrowed from the federal government for unemployment benefits.

  4. Speaker William G. Batchelder, R-Medina, has suggested it go for veterans and fighting Ohio’s burgeoning heroin problem.


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