Budget & Taxes

DeWine says he wants to make Medicaid better, vague about protecting...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to improve Medicaid, but he's supporting the nomination of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who could vote to invalidate the Affordable Care Act and possibly strip healthcare from more than a half-million Ohioans.

Big fight over drug pricing heads to the Supreme Court

A years-long fight over whether states have the authority to regulate important aspects of drug pricing will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning.

U.S. House passes new pandemic relief bill, but talks lag on...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House last Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in...

Ohio takes first steps toward big Medicaid overhaul

Ohio Medicaid, which provides health care to more than a quarter of the state's population is poised to take a big step in a major overhaul of the program.

FirstEnergy says it didn’t have “strategic direction” of nuclear plants during...

FirstEnergy is trying to distance itself from a massive corruption scandal that has gripped the Statehouse since July, but it's unclear whether federal or state officials are buying it.

Legislators pushing for education funding before end of general assembly

Members on both sides of the Ohio legislature are trying to get changes to school funding formulas and testing metrics to stick before the...

Ohio AG files suit in mammoth bribery scandal

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday sued the players in a massive scandal that continues to roil state politics. 

House passes deal on stopgap funding, avoids government shutdown

House and Senate leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Tuesday night to pass a three-month funding stopgap, averting a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic...

Senate Committee passes firearm dealer protection, resolution against police defunding

A bill sponsored by Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof to bar public officials from closing down licensed firearm dealers passed through committee on Tuesday,...

Consumer advocate again demanding independent probe of FirstEnergy

Ohio's official consumer advocate is again asking that regulators mount an independent investigation into whether a Northern Ohio utility improperly used ratepayer funds to fuel what federal prosecutors called the biggest bribery scandal in state history.
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