Jordan opposes Ohio tax increase

By Jim Siegel and Mark Niquette Original Article

Two Republicans joined all House Democrats yesterday in voting to delay Ohioans' income-tax cut, while new data show that state government is operating today with 1,500 fewer employees than just four months ago.


House OKs bills on autism, diabetes

By Jim Siegel, The Columbus Dispatch Original Article

Many health-insurance plans could no longer exclude coverage for diabetes or autism under bills that passed the Ohio House yesterday over objections of most Republicans.

Though the rate of autism diagnoses make it the fastest-growing disability in the United States, and studies show success with early treatment, current Ohio law explicitly allows insurance companies to exclude coverage for children and adults with the disorder.


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