Tag Archives: Richard Smith

Political Notes – Lots of finger pointing in the Columbus delegation

Columbus lost some big money in the final version of the state budget, which has caused in-fighting among some of the local lawmakers; what do Barack Obama’s approval numbers signify? . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , job approval , Josh McCoon , Richard Smith , state budget

Life insurance companies oppose disclosure bill

Insurance industry lobbyists say that requiring more consumer disclosure on life insurance policies would be too costly . . .

Tags: Carl Rogers , consumer disclosure , Jesse Petrea , life insurance , Richard Smith

House, Senate agree on autism bill

The House and Senate have worked out an agreement for proceeding with legislation that would provide insurance coverage for autism treatments . . .

Tags: autism , Charlie Bethel , insurance coverage , Richard Smith

Smith turns up the heat on autism insurance coverage

Rep. Richard Smith and Sen. Charlie Bethel are at odds over the autism insurance bill . . .

Tags: autism insurance coverage , Charlie Bethel , Richard Smith

Bill would require issuance of child-only health policies

House bill is introduced that would require insurers to make child-only health coverage available . . .

Tags: Alex Atwood , child-only , health insurance , Richard Smith

House panel endorses venture capital bill

Legislation for the state to create a $200 million venture capital fund picks up support in a House subcommittee . . .

Tags: Alan Essig , Allen Peake , Carl Rogers , Richard Smith , venture capital fund

House passes billboard tree-cutting bill

After numerous tries over the years, the outdoor advertising industry gets a bill approved by the House to allow clear-cutting of trees around billboards . . .

Tags: billboards , Jon Burns , Mary Margaret Oliver , Richard Smith , Tom McCall , tree removal