COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich isn’t speculating on what action he’ll take on abortion-related items in the Ohio budget.
The Republican, who opposes abortion, told reporters Wednesday that he plans to review the provisions later this week.
A GOP-led panel has added a regulation to the bill that would require abortion providers to give pregnant women written notice if there’s a detectable fetal heartbeat before the procedure.
The Ohio House and Senate are expected to vote on the roughly $62 billion spending plan Thursday. Lawmakers face a Sunday deadline to pass it.
Kasich said the budget contains great successes, including a $2.7 billion net tax reduction over three years.
It leaves out his tax increase on high-volume oil and gas drillers and expansion of Medicaid. Kasich says those fights aren’t over.