Compromise talks over Ohio's budget begin
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 06:28

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative panel of negotiators is scheduled to meet in Columbus to begin sorting out differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget.

The six-member conference committee will gather Thursday afternoon as legislators face a June 30 deadline to approve the spending bill.

Taxes are among the top issues the committee expects to debate. The Senate's proposal strips out a 7 percent statewide income-tax reduction passed by the House in favor of small-business exemptions.

The panel will also get updated state revenue and Medicaid caseload projections.

The Ohio House on Wednesday unanimously rejected the Senate's changes to the almost $62 billion, two-year state budget.

A separate bill that could reform the state's Medicaid system is also expected to be introduced in the General Assembly.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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