It's the beginning of a new year at the Statehouse and Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen to preview what issues lawmakers may tackle in the year ahead.
Ohio's budget director says state revenues have "modestly exceeded" projections during the budget year that began in July.
Budget director Tim Keen says that has allowed the state to stash money in its rainy day fund. But he warns that assembling Ohio's next two-year budget will still have its challenges.
Gov. John Kasich's last budget closed a budget gap that approached $8 billion.
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