Gov. Kasich is trying another way to get Ohio to expand Medicaid coverage.
The proposals were shut down by state Republican lawmakers, but the governor will now bring his case to the State Controlling Board.
The board includes area State Senator Tom Sawyer, one of two Democrats on the board.
Senator Sawyer says that it's entirely appropriate for the Controlling Board to consider the proposals.
"The Controlling Board is a body that acts in lieu of the legislature, when the legislature is not in a logistical position to act," Sawyer tells AkronNewsNow.com. "And this fits that precisely."
Sawyer says he's long been in support of the governor's efforts to extend Medicaid with federal money.
The board is scheduled to meet on October 21st to vote on the proposals.
Sawyer says an expansion depends on how Republican lawmakers on the board vote.