|Collection||Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers|
|Scope & Content||
Assembly may face $5 billion deficit/ cuts, services, sales tax figure in budget battle.
Debate fires up on keeping 'temp' sales tax hike.
Fiscal fight/ politics, budget needs will drive debate on temporary sales tax increase.
Ohio in dire need of penny tax due to expire/ lawmakers promised it would be temporary measure.
Perspective: politics, budget needs will drive debate on temporary sales tax increase.
Temporary sales tax looks permanent.
Taft: nursing home funding needs to change to help other state programs/ unrestrained medicaid funding could hurt schools.
Governor warns of consequences of growing medicaid costs.
Taft says nursing home costs bleed state, pay for empty beds.
Rein in medicaid, Taft urges/ education, other areas could suffer if program isn't curbed, he warns.
Taft wary of medicaid costs.
Taft: medicaid costs out of control.
Still awaiting reform/ Ohio legislators will have a lot to do in their next session, but no job is more important than cleaning up campaigns.