Dayton Daily News: Ohio senators push bills aimed to help vets, construction workers

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CHILLICOTHE – “Chance it! Chance it!” The chant started with just a couple young voices, then picked up steam until nearly all 30 or so participants Wednesday in a manufacturing camp at Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center were urging fellow participant Donraya Davidson to put one more cup onto what was already a stately tower. […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite a proposal to almost entirely gut $300 million in Great Lakes funding in the 2018 federal budget, Ohio lawmakers are fighting to keep the full amount. Congressional lawmakers David Joyce, R-14th District, and Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, announced this week the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee’s 2018 spending draft defies a 97 percent […]

Sen. Rob Portman was right to reject a Republican health-care bill that would have slashed the Medicaid spending upon which millions of Ohioans depend for basic health care. As the GOP effort to replace the Affordable Care Act grinds on, Portman finds himself in a position of great influence to stand up for an approach […]

As Senators in Washington continue to grapple with how to reform the Affordable Care Act, Ohio’s two members explain why they have not embraced plans that have been introduced so far. They talk about what needs to be done to it to win their support. Republican Senator Rob Portman didn’t support the initial plan in […]