Ohio House Splits Governor's Budget Into Several Bills
Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder says Governor Kasich's midterm budget is being divided into 14 separate bills.
Batchelder says he made the decision because Kasich delivered lawmakers a "comprehensive, policy-rich" document that deserves thorough consideration. The governor's plan makes sweeping tax and education changes and streamlines government services for jobseekers and the poor. It contains an 8.5-percent income tax cut funded by tax increases on drilling, tobacco products and commercial activity.