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Collection Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers
Title Newsclipping index
Accession number 10-20
Catalog Number 10-20News062005
Date June 2005
Object Name Newsclippings
Scope & Content 2005

Newsclipping index

June 28
Dann calls for ending Ohio 'pay to play'/senator blames 'harmful'system.

June 25
General assembly to make another effort at bond issue in August.
House speaker delays bond issue.
House sesion on bond issue canceled/ voters needed toput issue on ballot aren't there, speaker says.

June 24
Speaker: too few house votes to bundle road, tech bond.
State to begin constant tracking of sex offenders.
Taft bond issue for tech plan stalled.

June 23
With governor in trouble, bond issue may be, too.
Vote on $2B bond issue delayed.
Lawmakers raid tobacco fund.

June 21
Gas, not groceries, exempt from tax/ levy on businesses' sales would replace one on their profits.
Budget up for house, senate votes/ $51.3 B two-year spending plan needs Taft OK by July 1.
Ohio democrats buy ad focusing on investment scandal.
House puts off vote on ballot issue.

June 20
Schools to get tobacco funds.
Senators argue on rules.
Budgeters craft statewide vouchers.
Gasoline beats out groceries in fight for new tax exemption.
'Historic' $51.3 B budget wins OK/ house, senate send spending plan for Taft's approval.

June 18
Bond issue no closer to fall ballot/ with summer break near: house has yet to vote on governor's $2 billion, three-part jobs initiative.
Political passions run deep for senator critical of scandal.

June 11
State tax notes. governor signs budget, hails tax changes.

June 10
Windfall sweetens budget for Ohio/ state finds itself richer by $1.3 billion in cash.
Newfound money will ease some budget cuts.
Taft: fund OK, despite $215M loss. reassures wokers'comp staff.
Taft blames staff for not telling/ governor says he wans't aware of $225 million loss in fund.
Ohio democrats cry foul: Taft surprised by investment losses.

June 9
Taft's office told in October about $225 million loss: e-mail from Conrad said firm overleveraged account.
Workers' comp scandal widens.

June 8
Surplus in state budget touted/ good news due Thursday, assuming lawmakers can agree what to do with money.
Higher tax revenue estimates won't alter budget, leaders say/ house-senate panel has 22 days to get spending plan ready.
Staff: Taft wasn't told of losses/ memo from workers'comp bureau wanred of investment woes.

June 9
Taft office told in fall of millions in losses.

June 16
Battle emerges over new state budget projections.
Ohio senators delay action on changes to elections law.

June 12
GOP's arrogance surprising in light of growing scandal.

June 10
Ohio expecting $1.3 billion extra this year.
Surplus of $810 M may cancel some cuts/ local government funds may benefit.
Surplus to pay for rainy day/ Taft: extra $1.3 B in budget should provide local funds.
A budgetary reprieve/ legislators should follow Harris and Husted's advice to make more money available to cities and universities.
Workers' comp investigators need to team up.

June 9
Surplus, if any, not in spending plan.
Aide: Taft not told of fund losses/ a top aide knew of workers' investmanet fiasco for months but did not tell governor.
Aide failed to tell Taft of state fund's loss/ governor learned in fall of much smaller worker's comp bureau loss.
Echo chambers/ statehouse republicans once again opt for tax cuts at the expense of the state and the skills of its people.

June 7
Coin scandal energizes dems in budget debate.

June 6
Coin scandal intensifies legislative partisanship/ democrats see an issue to break republican grip on statehouse in '06 races.

June 5
Ohio senate gives pro wrestling run for money.
Lending scams make Ohio home.

June 4
Schwarzengger keeping gift/ many others in GOP give back donations by coin dealer in Ohio scandal.

June 3
Showdown over state budget set to play out in committee.
Senate president: any extra money in budget should go to rainy day fund.

June 2
Dems hit Noe beneficiaries with conflict claims/ legislative efforts to reform workers' compensation system cited.
Ohio senate vote on $51 B budget delayed/ bill waits as W. Chester's Cates attend eigth-grade graduation.
Ohio GOP leaders vow to return funds given by coin dealer.
Ohio senate set to pass budget, tax plan amid heated debate.
Budget debate turns heated/ dem threatened with removal from senate floor.
Senate nearly erupts in chaos/ republicans rule democrats' questions on cuts out of order.
Key provisions in the senate version of the state budget.
Senators shout about Taft's budget, tax cut/ democrates protest punishing the cities.
The GOP version of 'all fixed'

June 1
Senate set to vote on $51 billion state budget.
Senate budget has investment controls.
Senate vote due today on $51.2 B budget/ sales-tax exemption for investment coins would be abolished.
Coin dealers big losers in budget being considered by senate.
Budget bill takes back seat to scandal/ lawmakers OK 'reforms' democrats call inadaquate.