The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau on where some Ohio legislators fell on the issue.
Also in this conversation, this week the Ohio Senate passed legislation providing more than $7.8 billion to fund construction and maintenance of the state's transportation system. Reportedly, the bill features some safety enhancements, and could put tens of thousands of Ohioans to work. Kasler say the budget bill is somewhat different than the one proposed by Ohio Governor John Kasich.
PoliticsOhio is a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, the WYSO news department talks with political reporters and experts from across Ohio about local and statewide news.