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Ohio's Senate Republicans also have their eye on Kasich's proposed budget
The Senate president says, as with the House, his body is studying the governor's tax shift
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Gov. John Kasich’s second budget has been officially introduced in the Ohio House, though hearings actually started after he unveiled the spending plan last week.

The Senate won’t get the budget until it passes the House, and that could take a while. But Senate President Keith Faber says his caucus is already looking it over and is especially interested in Kasich's proposed shift from income taxes to sales taxes as the state’s largest source of revenue.

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Senate President Faber says the GOP caucus also hasn’t taken a position on the governor's proposed expansion of Medicaid, but acknowledges Republicans have some concerns about the long-term impact on the state.

Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Senate 2-1, and the GOP also has a supermajority in the House.

The budget bill was formally introduced in the Ohio House Tuesday afternoon. At the same hour, Senate Republicans were unveiling the first 10 bills they are introducing. The first two are the same as job creation and development that were introduced in the House last month. Senator Bill Beagle of Tipp City explains the first bill sets aside 25 million dollars in casino fees to create a fund to offer grants to students and institutions.

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Others measures to be introduced include bills on regulatory reform, newborn heart tests and election law changes. 

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