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Abortion In The State Budget

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The Ohio House version has already passed a budget for the two-year period beginning July 1. It would need to be reconciled with the Senate version before moving on to the governor for his signature.
8:40AM
June 6, 2013

Buried in the Senate version of the budget are many things that seemingly have nothing to do with state spending, many of them related to abortion.

Ohio Rep To Step Down As House Democratic Leader

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After five years, Ohio House Democratic leader Armond Budish says he'll step down before his term ends next year.
12:06PM
May 21, 2013

The Democratic leader in the Ohio House, Armond Budish, says he’s stepping down from his role before his term ends next year.

State Rep. To Challenge Portman After Gun Bill Vote

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Dem. State Rep. Bob Hagan (Youngstown) says he'll run against Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman in 2016.
7:23AM
April 19, 2013

Democratic State Rep. Bob Hagan was so infuriated by U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s vote against this week’s failed gun bill that he’s running against Portman in 2016.

Ohio House Vote Nears On Sex-Ed Restriction

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Members of the Ohio House are poised to vote on a abstinence only sex education amendment inserted in their version of the state budget.
1:52PM
April
18, 2013

A pro-abstinence sex education amendment inserted into Ohio’s state budget appears headed to a floor vote Thursday in the Ohio House.

GOP-Led House Drops Medicaid Plan From Ohio Budget

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A Republican-controlled House committee plans to unveil its changes to Gov. John Kasich's budget on Tuesday.
7:48AM
April 9, 2013

Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid under the federal health law won’t be included in the Ohio House version of the state’s two-year budget.

Ohio House Passes New School Performance Grade System

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Because of the ongoing data investigation school report cards will be delayed.
7:58AM
November
30, 2012

A plan to replace the way Ohio has graded its schools with a simple letter grade system is passing quickly through the legislature, with Gov. John Kasich cheering it on. Democrats have concerns about the timeline on getting this plan into Ohio’s schools.

Ohio House Panel Plans August Hearings On Pensions

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The Ohio House plans to vote in September on the fate of Ohio's five public retirement funds.
3:12PM
July
30, 2012

State Rep. Kirk Schuring says the goal is to have the House vote on pension legislation sometime in September.

Ohio House Clears Bill To Curb Scrap Metal Theft

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The measure would require dealers to photograph anyone who sells them scrap. Dealers couldn't buy from anyone who refuses to be photographed, and they'd have to keep the pictures for 60 days.
2:34PM
June
12, 2012

A bill that aims to curb the theft of scrap metal has cleared the Ohio House.

Exotic Animal Regulations Clear Ohio Legislature

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One of three panthers rescued by the Zoo from a ranch in Zanesville.
7:20AM
May 23, 2012

Proposed regulations on exotic animals in Ohio are now headed to the governor for his signature.

Planned Parenthood Pushes Back Against Ohio Bill

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Supporters and opponents of state funding for Planned Parenthood pack a legislative hearing room at the Ohio Statehouse.
12:00PM
May 16, 2012

Advocates for Planned Parenthood centers in Ohio have packed a legislative hearing to show opposition to a measure that would send them to the back of the line to receive family planning money.