News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Greater Akron Chamber

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government


Kasich signs budget, doesn’t strike abortion language
Also drops Medicaid ban in signing just hours before the start of fiscal year
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


Reporter
Karen Kasler
 
Gov. Kasich signs the state's new budget. Behind him (l to r): Sen. Bill Coley (R-Middletown), Sen. Scott Oelslager (R-Canton), Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina), Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster), Rep. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) and OBM Director Tim Keen
Courtesy of Karen Kasler
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
After months of discussion and debate and several days of lingering questions, the state has a new two-year, $62 billion budget. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the signing came with just hours to go before the new fiscal year.

Kasich signs budget, doesn’t strike abortion language

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (2:13)


The budget includes a gradual income tax cut over three years for everyone, a 50 percent income tax cut for small businesses, an increase in the state sales tax along with an expansion to digital downloads and magazine subscriptions, and some property tax changes. Gov. John Kasich said he was pleased with it, though it didn’t include his proposed Medicaid expansion.

“We’re going to continue to push forward with additional programs to help those who are poor and disadvantaged.  We’re proud of our tax cuts because we think this is another installment in Ohio’s comeback.”

For many people, the big questions centered around what – if anything – the governor would target as line-item vetoes. As most expected, Kasich struck lines that would have prohibited Medicaid expansion. But lawmakers would still have to approve Medicaid expansion for it to go forward. But Kasich didn’t veto any of the abortion-related measures in the budget, including what Republican lawmakers called the re-prioritization of Planned Parenthood funding - essentially stripping its state funding - and a last-minute addition to require a doctor inform a woman of the presence of a fetal heartbeat before performing the procedure. He hinted at that in a press conference on Friday. “Keep in mind that I am pro-life.”

Democrats and pro-choice groups were furious, e-mailing and tweeting angry responses to the governor’s decision. That included his likely opponent next year, Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald, who on Friday had blasted the budget as being a train wreck for the middle class before he said he would veto the abortion-related provisions. 

“I would – every single one that was in there.” 

Among Kasich’s 22 vetoes were lines exempting spider monkeys from the new exotic animals law and additional 60 million dollars for nursing homes. He’s struck extra nursing home money from the budget before. And he noted that he’d also vetoed a provision exempting the purchases of equipment for aerospace research and development from the sales tax before when striking that exemption again. The governor took no questions on his line item vetoes.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

FitzGerald isn't giving up, but many Stark voters are worried, wary and weary
SB5 stands for "Snow Ball 5" because voters have about a snow ball's chance of remembering what it was.

Columbus groups are trying to pass a Bill of Rights to combat fracking
Its about time we make a stand against the criminal actions of an entire Indsutry.

Crystal Ball says Ohio governor's race is done
How much is the Kasich campaign paying you to keep repeating the phrase "woman who is not his wife"? Fitzgerald was in the car with a friend who happens to be f...

Plane that crashed killing Case students is a popular training aircraft
The following is incorrect. The last few words should read "UNDER maximum gross take-off weight." “They have a normal take-off speed and all those take-off...

Exploradio: The never-ending war against superbugs
Super Federico ,we are so proud of you ,and very lucky to be among your friends . Keep it up human kind needs people like you to survive .Thanks for being so d...

Ohio's Lyme disease-carrying tick population is exploding
Interesting report. The last sentence needs some editing. It isn't a good idea to "save garments carrying ticks for analysis." The garments carrying t...

Teach for America enters third year in Ohio
For more background on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/

Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
I think this is the wrong link to the audio. Its Andy Chow about cigarette taxes.

A $30 million plan to turn Cleveland's Public Square from gray to green
The current plan is for the Land Bank, RTA, and Mr. Jeremy Paris to run a bus line through the new Public Square and cutting the park in half. Save Public Squar...

Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
I'm very concerned about this nexus project. I've received mail requesting my permission to allow the company to survey my property. I don't understand how thi...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University