Last fall, Ohio became the 25th state to file a state plan amendment to extend Medicaid benefits to approximately 275,000 Ohioans who previously were not eligible for the program. In doing so, Ohio also agreed to accept an...more
Governor John Kasich last week signed House Bill 139 to allow advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to admit patients to Ohio hospitals.
The bill was introduced at the request of BakerHostetler...more
For a second time in less than a year voters in Youngstown, Ohio have rejected an amendment that would prohibit fracking in the city of Youngstown, this time by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent. This margin mirrors the...more
On February 12, 2013, the text of the Governor's budget proposal for the 2014-2015 biennium, announced on February 4, 2013, was made public as House Bill 59 ("HB 59"). The new HB 59 includes a state income tax deduction for...more
The Ohio General Assembly closes its two-year term later this month. The waning days of the term, falling between the November election and the end of the year, are known as the “lame-duck” session....more