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.

Knight Foundation

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


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
Politics


New bill could limit the power of Ohio's Controlling Board, which few people knew it had to begin with
Northeast Ohio Rep. Ron Young says his bill would allow the Controlling Board to only deal with smaller and finite amounts of money
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


Reporter
Jo Ingles
 
Ohio's Controlling Board voted 5-2 to accept $2.5 billion in federal Medicaid funding after conservative state lawmakers refused to expand the program.
Courtesy of KAREN KASLER
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Many conservative state lawmakers were angered last month when Republican Gov.John Kasich used the little-known Controlling Board to accept $2.5 billion in federal dollars to allow Medicaid expansion.

Now Republican House Rep. Ron Young of Lake County has introduced a bill would keep the board from being used as a way to bypass the Ohio Legislature.

LISTEN: Ron Young explains his proposed bill

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


“This would create a situation where, if the Controlling Board decided to go off the reservation, they wouldn’t be able to live off the reservation long. They could only deal with finite amounts of money. They couldn’t simply do whatever they thought was nice simply because they thought it was nice."

The Controlling Board is made up of six lawmakers -- three from the Senate and three from the House, as well as the governor's appointee. It voted 5-2 for the Medicaid expansion after lawmakers refused to take up the issue.

Besides the Medicaid expansion money, the board has been the vehicle for Ohio to accept $100 million in Race to the Top grants from the U.S. Department of Education  and $204 million to assist low-income people with their electric bills.

Young’s bill would severely limit the board’s authority to appropriate new funds for agencies.

Young says there is a failsafe to deal with an emergency issue by allowing appropriations above the caps through a unanimous vote of the board.

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

What the U.S. Supreme Court ruling means for early voting
r.gov trying to slow down voters to stop the people from voting out the r. govener

Cleveland Orchestra heads home from Europe
So proud to be a lifetime Clevelander! Yes, our Orchestra is the best ambassador a city could hope for! My wife and I happened to hear the European Festival T...

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Former Nursing Home Land Added to Parks
In addition, LED technology also plays a very important role in advertising- LED placard is very, very useful for shop owners.

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