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State: 750,000 Ohioans might lose Medicaid under GOP plan

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state estimates that 750,000 Ohioans would lose coverage if its expansion of Medicaid is phased out under the Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to replace Obamacare.
The plan would eliminate federal funding incentives that provided for expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
A phase-ou ... (full story)


Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican's heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that has lasted seven years and cost the federal government more than $2 billion, with no end in sight. If states want to keep the program going, let them pick up the tab.
Th ... (full story)


Proposed bill designed to bring transparency to local election campaign finances

The promise of transparency in government has been bandied about during the last several election cycles, both nationally and locally.
In keeping with the political movement, a bill that is designed to bring transparency to election campaign financing was reported out of committee in the Ohio Senate recently.
"The concept ... (full story)


Inmate who broke parole by committing federal crimes loses appeal for release

In a unanimous per curiam opinion issued last week, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that a London Correctional Institution inmate failed to show that he was entitled to immediate release.
The decision affirmed the judgment of the 12th District Court of Appeals which denied a petition for a writ of habeas corpus and a writ of mand ... (full story)


Court requires thorough explanation of senior housing complexes’ tax values

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) failed to indicate that it considered the local school district’s criticism of tax valuations for two Grove City senior housing complexes, and the board must explain its decision in more detail, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
In a 6-1 decision, the Supreme Court vacated the BTA&rs ... (full story)