Special Ohio Legislative Session Set Thursday

(Columbus, OH) There’s an unusual legislative session scheduled Thursday in Columbus. 

Normally, state lawmakers head on summer break following passage of the biennial budget. But Republican legislative leaders anticipated a veto showdown with Ohio’s governor over Medicaid expansion. 

As expected, Governor John Kasich used a line-item veto to strike down a proposed Medicaid expansion freeze in 2018. The outspoken GOP governor has been calling for such an expansion in the U.S. Senate version of an Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill. But he’s not getting support in his own state for such a proposal. 

Thursday’s legislative session is aimed at overriding the governor’s veto in an effort to balance the two-year spending plan when tax revenues are down and future projections don’t look good.

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