Dispatch Politics: Trump budget cuts food stamps, consumer protection, EPA

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The Columbus Dispatch
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Trump condemns ‘evil losers’ who carried out Ariana Grande concert attack
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — President Donald Trump condemned the “evil losers” responsible for the deadly attack on concertgoers in England Tuesday and called on leaders in the Middle East in particular to help root out violence.”The terrorists and extremists and those who give them aid and comfort must be driven out from our society forever,” Trump said during remarks in Bethlehem alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “This wicked ideology must be obliterated. […]
Trump budget cuts food stamps, consumer protection, EPA
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will release a budget today that is bold, brash and, according to many, faces a grim future in Congress.It’s bold because it presumes a 3 percent annual growth rate for the economy and, if its assumptions are correct, would balance the budget within the next decade.It’s brash because it proposes a whopping $3.6 trillion worth of cuts over the next decade — “the most proposed by any president in a […]
Gun-rights advocate says change comes from incremental lawsuits
The new state law that gives colleges and universities the option to allow concealed weapons on their campuses hasn’t caused many Ohio schools to change their policies. Most still ban firearms.But an advocate for gun rights says such change comes incrementally, and he is asking a court to strike down Ohio State University policies that he says limit possession of handguns even in locked vehicles.The lawsuit was filed in November in Marion County by Mike Newbern, an OSU […]
Ohio Lottery pulls requests for $80 million in unbid contracts
The Ohio Lottery Commission pulled back its request today for the state Controlling Board to approve an unbid contract extension and renewal options through mid-2027 with Intralot, the Greek company that operates the state’s gaming systems.The Dispatch reported last week that the lottery’s proposed contract extension with Intralot disregarded the advice of a paid consultant, Spectrum Gaming Group, which recommended against a long-term agreement because “extending the […]
The Daily Briefing: State tax break cost more than $1 billion in 2016, group says
A liberal policy group estimates that a tax cut on business income cost the state more than $1 billion in 2016.Policy Matters Ohio issued a policy brief today saying an assessment of actual filings showed that the tax break cost $945 million in 2015 — far more than previous estimates. It’s safe to assume that the cost of the cut was greater than $1 billion in 2016 because the legislature increased the size of the tax break in 2015, the group said.Initially […]
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