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.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Akron General

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 and 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

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

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