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On the first day of hearings on Gov. Mike DeWine’s $69 billion operating budget, lawmakers are hearing about two sets of economic forecasts. And they’ll have to decide which estimates they’ll go with. “Conservative” is the word heard over and over when it comes to this budget. Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have questioned how DeWine… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion dollar budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. And he’s also not counting on a source of revenue several lawmakers have been hoping to secure since a big U.S. Supreme Court decision last year. DeWine said the budget isn’t… Read More
President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, released on Monday, calls for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding, along with increased military spending and deep cuts to domestic programs.
This is the October 3rd, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, our reporters will tell you about a new shop in Athens that is serving up more than just smoothies. Better Bystanders Week took place on Ohio University’s campus. Hear the interesting way they commemorated the event. And one… Read More
An Ohio legislative panel reviewing the governor’s $72.3 billion state budget proposal expects to get some ideas on how to change it Friday. House Finance Chairman Ryan Smith says he anticipates getting more than 800 amendments by the afternoon. His committee has recently heard hours of testimony on a provision to phase out independent health… Read More
West Virginia lawmakers have cleared a budget that relies on almost $23 million in reserves. The Republican-led Legislature voted Wednesday on the House-Senate budget agreement. Some votes crossed party lines. The plan wouldn’t depend on major tax or fee increases, like the cigarette tax hike that fizzled during the 60-day legislative session. In a difficult… Read More
Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on Tuesday. The $7 billion, two-year spending blueprint lays out priorities for Ohio highway, road, bridge and public safety priorities over… Read More