Fiscal Cliff http://wyso.org en Ohio Advocates Worry About Medicaid In Fiscal Cliff Talks http://wyso.org/post/ohio-advocates-worry-about-medicaid-fiscal-cliff-talks <p>A group of governors from both major political parties met with President Obama and other White House officials today, to talk about the impact the so-called “fiscal cliff” could have on states. And as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, it’s something the governor and advocates from across the political spectrum have been worried about as well. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:46:24 +0000 Karen Kasler 25968 at http://wyso.org Ohio Senator Wants Tax Reform For "Fiscal Cliff" http://wyso.org/post/ohio-senator-wants-tax-reform-fiscal-cliff <p>Ohio's Republican senator sees tax reforms, not letting taxes go up, as the way to ease the nation's fiscal crunch.</p><p>Rob Portman says he thinks higher tax rates now for any group would be a mistake. But he says tax changes could be part of a plan that adds revenue while reducing federal spending.</p><p>Portman talked with reporters Thursday as Congress and the Barack Obama administration are trying to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that would see tax cuts expire while spending cuts kick in.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 25785 at http://wyso.org Longtime Ohio Republicans Talk Fiscal Cliff http://wyso.org/post/longtime-ohio-republicans-talk-fiscal-cliff <p>Two longtime Republicans from Ohio are talking about the so-called fiscal cliff. That's a package of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect if Congress doesn't act.</p><p>Former U.S. Senator George Voinovich says he SUPPORTS tax increases on the wealthy.</p><p>But Voinovich, who was governor of the Buckeye State in the 90s, says his willingness to compromise comes with strings attached.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:04:00 +0000 Michael Locklear (Ohio Public Radio) 25408 at http://wyso.org