In large part due to significant public pushback, the Ohio House failed to override Governor Kasich’s veto of their Medicaid Expansion freeze. This is great news for Ohio, as estimates had the freeze causing 500,000 Ohioans to lose coverage. However, this issue is not settled, as Speaker Rosenberger has stated that the chamber may revisit overriding the veto in the near future – or by the end of December 2017 when this session ends.
State of the State Address : 2015
Governor John Kasich (R) delivers his fifth State of the State Address before a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly in Wilmington.
John Michael Spinelli | Columbus Government Examiner
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has a remarkably selective memory, especially when it comes to when Ohio’s recovery from the worst recession in the nation’s history really started, which a monthly financial report issued by his own budget director shows started in early 2009, nearly two years before he was sworn-in as Ohio’s 69th Governor in early January of 2011.
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed FitzGerald, Ohio House of Representatives Democratic Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard, and Ohio Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni released the following statement on today’s signing of the Mid-Biennium Budget Review: