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New bill would provide more than $400 million to local governments in Ohio
State Rep. Ron Gerberry says the money would come from savings from the Medicaid expansion
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Democratic State Representative Ron Gerberry is teaming up with Terry Boose to sponsor the plan.
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A new bill is being introduced that would provide more than $400 million for local governments throughout the state. Republican State Rep. Terry Boose is teaming up with Democratic State Rep. Ron Gerberry to sponsor the plan.

Gerberry thinks it has a good shot of getting serious consideration.

LISTEN: Ron Gerberry is hoping to bring a sense of responsibility to the legislature

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“You got a conservative Republican legislator and a moderate Democrat. I’m hoping we can at least bring some sense of cooperation and some sense of responsibility to the Legislature.”

Gerberry says the $400 million for the plan would come from savings that are estimated to come about because of Medicaid expansion. But this plan is not the only one that deals with how to appropriate that savings.

Republican State Sen. Chris Widener proposes the state give that money back to taxpayers in the form of an income tax cut.

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