The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows 48 percent of Ohio voters agree with Republican Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid in the buckeye state while 42 percent oppose the idea.
But when the poll is broken down into party affiliations, Democrats support it 71 percent to 22 percent and Independents support it 48 to 43 percent.
But Republicans oppose the plan 65 to 24 percent. It’s important to note that both the Ohio House and Senate are controlled by Republicans. A significant number of them in the Ohio House or Senate could thwart the plan to expand Medicaid as part of a new state budget.
The Cincinnati Zoo has welcomed a baby gorilla born nearly four weeks ago at a Texas zoo.
Cincinnati Zoo officials say the female baby gorilla arrived Friday. The baby was being hand-reared by keepers at the Texas zoo because her mother displayed a lack of maternal care.
The zoos agreed it was best to relocate the baby to the Cincinnati Zoo where two female gorillas are available to serve as potential surrogate mothers.
The still unnamed baby will spend time in the Children's Zoo Nursery for a few days to make sure she is healthy and has no contagious diseases before she is transferred to the zoo's Gorilla World exhibit.