|Collection||Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers|
|Scope & Content||
Well done/ Husted restored dignity and respect to the office of Ohio House Speaker.
Statehouse Santa won't visit county.
She blew whistle on cover-up for Joe the Plumber.
Strickland to veto vet-bonus, election bills/ The governor wants to use bond financing, not the rainy day fund, to pay veterans. He also opposes a move to shorten the early-voting period.
Husted voices frustration over Ohio Senate's failure to OK tax hike for Austin project/ Senate president says he did not know local officials had worked out their disagreements.
Medicaid/ many recommendations backed by the auditor are simply unfeasible, the state's Medicaid director says.
'Joe the Plumber' bill to become law.
Disagreement stalls county reform effort.
Ammended HB450 (Armed Services 18-21 gun rights restoration) on its way to Governor's desk for signature!
Lawmakers give up on smoking ban exemptions for this year.
House OKs elections bill/ voting reforms, veterans bonuses go on to Senate.
State turns back on Mansfield DUI device.
Lawmakers: no exemptions to Ohio smoking ban.
Some blame tax cuts for much of Ohio's budget woes/ despite a projected $7.3B shortfall for
the next two-year cycle, governor says a tax hike would be a bad move.
GOP pushes voting change in lame-duck session.
Ohio confronts the big squeeze/ after money from Washington, then what?
A political season long on insanity/ politicans should put needs of citizenry first.
Strickland makes deal with GOP on prevailing wage guidelines.
Truce on prevailing wage/ Strickland will submit rules to review board.
Funding dispute/ Veterans bonuses popular; ill-timed/ horrible economy makes it tougher to find $200 million.
GOP wants to put off workers' comp revamp.
Bipartisan group of state lawmakers seek Congress' help for automakers/ one eve of Washington auto bailout hearings, lawmakers introduce supportative resolution.
Ohio House speaker-elect says Dayton will stay on radar/ The Cleveland area Democrat-Clayton Luckie will play key role in legislature.
Lame-duck bill has plenty of attachments.
Senate seeks quick action on election reform/ Bill does what summit warned againist.
The economy/ Ohio budget deficit: $640 million/ Strickland digging deep for solutions as revenue decline puts state in a hole.
Ohio's deficit explode/ now $640 M short; coming up: $5 B-$7B.
Ohio faces $640 million shortfall.