Budget & Taxes

Centene agrees to settle Medicaid claims with Ohio, Mississippi for $143...

In what could be a harbinger of more settlements, Medicaid managed-care contractor Centene on Monday settled potential fraud claims by Ohio and Mississippi for...

Senate budget calls for “asset tests” for poor Ohioans seeking food...

The Ohio Senate added to its budget proposal a provision requiring the state to cut off food stamp assistance for poor Ohioans if their...

One economic index shows Ohio lagging

By one measure of economic output, Ohio has roughly performed at the national average in recent years. But by another measure — intended to take into account factors outside the marketplace — it's not clear the Buckeye State is doing so well, a new report says.

Ohio Senate passes state budget, negotiations with House to follow

The two legislative chambers have approved their respective versions of the two-year state operating budget. Now comes the heavy negotiating. Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate and...

Earmarks list for states in U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators...

Budget measure would undermine affordable housing for hundreds of thousands in...

Scores of Ohio business and social service organizations are voicing opposition to a move by Senate President Matt Huffman to raise taxes on housing...

Ohio Budget: Lawmakers’ priorities not quite on target, advocates say

The money invested in a state budget should be fully reflective of the state’s values, public advocates say in arguing the current proposals considered...

Child care leaders ‘outraged’ at state Senate’s removal of quality system...

The removal of the Step Up to Quality child care standards system as proposed in the Ohio Senate's version of the budget was not...

House Republicans pitch $1,000 bonus for cops, EMS, firefighters

Ohio House Republicans announced Wednesday a proposal pay $1,000 bonuses to police, firefighters, and EMS workers. Relief dollars from the American Rescue Plan, President Joe...

Ohio Senate leadership wants no additional $ for broadband expansion

Lawmakers from both parties had been hopeful Ohio would take a big step forward this year to invest in broadband internet expansion throughout the...
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