Ohio House Approves $65 Billion Budget

COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature has approved a new two-year state budget that includes a freeze on Medicaid expansion enrollment next year. 

This budget session, medical care for poor adult Ohioans has been a lightning rod for debate.  

State Rep Keith Faber, a Celina Republican, took to the House Floor in support of the budget, saying "...no budgets perfect," adding, while there are things he didn't like (in the new budget), there was "...some pretty innovative thinking on it."

Lawmakers in the House and Senate signed off on the $65 billion spending plan Wednesday, sending it to Gov. John Kasich. 

They'll now be waiting to see if Kasich vetoes the freeze on Medicaid expansion enrollment.

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