It looks like Medicaid expansion won’t likely be part of the proposed two year state budget that will come out of the Ohio Senate.
Governor John Kasich, Business leaders and even Democrats want Medicaid expansion in the Ohio Budget. But Republican Ohio Senate President Keith Faber says that’s unlikely.
"You need two chambers to move a bill and the house has indicated they simply don’t have the votes to get Medicaid expansion done in the budget," says Faber. "Therefore I do not believe Medicaid expansion is on the table as it relates to this legislation in the budget."
Poor Will’s Almanack for the Fourth and Final Week Of Middle Spring
When I went fishing in South Carolina with my nephew a few weeks ago, I took home with me. We drove for ten hours southeast into the mountains and then down into sun and milder temperatures.
Spring came on quickly as we approached Charlotte, with redbuds along the road and bright yellow Jessamine in the undergrowth. I found violet wisteria in Columbia. At Santee, not far from the coast, dogwoods and iris and azaleas were in full flower.
This is Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week Of Middle.
Thousands of sandhill cranes are leaving the Platte River area in central Nebraska this month, flying north to their breeding grounds. I went to see them a few weeks ago, arriving at the river in the evening.
The sky was full of great plumes cirrus clouds, the wind steady east, the water spinning around the sandbars beside me. And then the cranes came and came and came, always east to west as if guiding on the red setting sun.