Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Ohio Senate Approves Budget
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Negotiations between the Ohio House and Senate are the next step for state budget talks after the Senate approved its version of a new spending plan last night after an almost six-hour debate.
House lawmakers later rejected the changes, clearing the way for reconciliation. The Senate measure sends more money to high-performing schools and outlaws abortions at hospitals that get state funding. The House version includes the so-called “Heartbeat Bill,” which would ban abortion after the first medically-detectable heartbeat. Lawmakers have to pass a final budget by June 30th.