The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
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.