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Republican-led Ohio House won't touch Kasich veto preserving Medicaid

A spokesman for the Republican-led Ohio House says lawmakers gathering for a rare post-Christmas voting session won’t attempt to override GOP Gov. John Kasich’s veto that protected Medicaid expansion.

Brad Miller said Thursday that House members don’t plan to call an override vote on the budget provision Kasich vetoed in 2017 that called for freezing new enrollment in the program and preventing those who drop off from re-enrolling.

Reversals of several other Kasich vetoes may yet be tried as the House and Senate convene in Columbus, including on bills involving guns, abortion and pay raises for elected officials.

A caucus meeting also has been set for Thursday afternoon where leaders hope for a resolution to the long-brewing fight for House speaker.

Miller says he expects strong attendance Thursday.