This week: Congress votes to repeal the ACA on its birthday, while at the Statehouse, lawmakers continue to hear testimony on the budget, push for a Constitutional convention, and consider legislation to reverse course on renewable energy.
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This table displays Ohio school districts’ funding levels from the 2010-2011 biennium, adjusted for inflation, and Governor Kasich’s proposed funding levels in the 2018-2019 biennium. It also displays the difference between the two, which – for many school districts – amounts to millions of dollars in cuts.
Two resolutions are moving quickly through the Ohio legislature that should make Ohioans and lawmakers very nervous. They call on Congress to call for a convention to propose new amendments to the Constitution, but as one Ohio lawmaker puts it, could have dangerous ramifications.
The GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act currently pending in Congress features sharp cuts in Medicaid, which could put a big hole in Ohio's budget or threaten the state's main tool in fighting our addiction epidemic.
Statehouse Preview is a new service from Innovation Ohio. This week, public testimony will be heard in budget subcommittees, and lawmakers consider resolutions to call for a constitutional convention.
The Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is widely expected to result in less coverage, weaker protections and higher costs for nearly all consumers, but the group that would be hit the hardest is older Ohioans.
Today, House Republicans continue the push for a healthcare reform plan that could result in up to a million Ohioans losing healthcare coverage, and the closure of 1 in 4 Ohio hospitals. Make a call today to urge your Member of Congress to slow down.
For the first time in two decades, a new federal law allows states to reduce the reliance on student testing to drive evaluations of schools, districts and teachers. So it was stunning that Ohio's draft report proposes to keep testing at the same level. Here's what you need to know.