Gongwer is reporting:
Senate President Says Medicaid Expansion Off The Table For Budget, Promises Internet Cafe Ban
Senate President Keith Faber announced Wednesday that the Senate will not pursue an expansion of Medicaid as proposed by Gov. John Kasich for the biennial budget.
The Celina Republican also detailed his intentions for the Senate to quickly extend a moratorium on so-called Internet cafes in the state and to follow that legislation with a complete ban on the operations, which he said serve no public purpose.
His announcements came during a Statehouse news conference where Attorney General Mike DeWine and Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien expressed support for the cafe prohibition, and fellow lawmakers joined the Senate leader in discussing general plans for the budget.