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Ohio


Portman opposes Syrian resolution
Other noon headlines: Fudge challenges Kasich, union stumps for Obamacare, Davis Besse
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:
  • Portman says no-go on Syria
  • Fudge asks if Kasich gave Medicaid expansion just "lip service"
  • Union plans a door-to-door Ohio campaign on Affordable Care Act
  • Davis Besse gets safety all clear
  • Portman says no-go on Syria
    Ohio’s Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman announced on the Senate floor this morning he cannot support a resolution giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria. 

    According to the Associated Press, Portman says there’s no guarantee that limited air strikes would prevent the future use of chemical weapons, end a civil war or bring stability to the Mideast.

    Fudge asks if Kasich gave Medicaid expansion just "lip service"
    Another member of Ohio’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Marcia  Fudge, says she hasn’t yet made up her mind on the resolution. But on a separate issue, Fudge is challenging Gov. John Kasich to make something happen with Ohio’s expansion of Medicaid. The governor supports an expansion but has run into opposition from fellow Republicans in the Ohio Legislature. In an interview on WKYC, the Cleveland Democrat and head of the Congressional Black Caucus says she had been willing to give Kasich credit, but no more.

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    GOP lawmakers have said they don’t trust the federal government to fulfill its commitment to underwrite most of the cost of the expansion.

    Union plans a door-to-door Ohio campaign on Affordable Care Act
    And the Service Employees International Union has included Ohio among the 13 states it plans to target for special outreach to explain the provisions of the Obamacare that take effect this fall. 

    Union members include nurses and other healthcare workers, and they’ll be going door-to-door to help explain the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The union is a major supporter of the law, saying it is providing people with quality coverage and staving off the threat of families being forced into bankruptcy by high medical costs.

    Meanwhile, conservative Republicans are pushing Congress to defund the act.

    Davis Besse gets safety all clear
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it’s found no safety issues to get in the way of a license renewal for the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.

    The renewal would extend the life of the 40-year-old plant another 20 years, and the final safety evaluation by regulatory commission staff was released last week. Akron-based FirstEnergy operates the plant, which has had several high profile problems, including corrosion of the reactor vessel head in 2002. FirstEnergy was fined $5 million for that. 

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