COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House is moving forward with a sweeping package of spending and policy initiatives spearheaded by Gov. John Kasich, after stripping out his signature tax provision.
Kasich's fellow Republicans in the House opted to pull the proposal for more study.
It calls for increasing Ohio's severance tax on oil and gas production and spending the proceeds on income-tax relief in two or three years. The governor continues to fight for its inclusion as the bill moves forward.
A House vote was scheduled on the midterm budget bill Wednesday, after dozens of committee changes were made Tuesday.
A controversial provision sending Planned Parenthood to the back of the line for federal funding was pulled, and state troopers' law enforcement authority in privately owned correctional facilities was retained.
By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press
The Assoiated Press