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Ohio Senate OKs Rerouted Teacher Evaluation Bill

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The Ohio Senate cleared legislation that would reduce the number of state-mandated evaluations for well-rated teachers.
3:32PM
June
3, 2014

Legislation reducing the number of state-mandated evaluations required for well-rated public school teachers has again cleared the Ohio Senate.

Senators OK Bill On Allergy Shots In Ohio Schools

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A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has the Ohio Senate.
3:35PM
April
8, 2014

A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has cleared its second legislative chamber.

Ohio Senate OKs Deal Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars

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3:12PM
April
1, 2014

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that would let electric car maker Tesla Motors operate three dealerships in the state.

$2.4 Billion Capital Bill Clears Ohio Legislature

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The Ohio Senate Tuesday passed a 2.4 billion dollar construction budget.
3:01PM
April
1, 2014

A nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature.

Ohio Senate Puts Own Mark On Calamity-Day Measure

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The Ohio Senate may tweak a House-passed plan to allow school districts to take four additional calamity days because of cold, snowy weather.
1:23PM
February
26, 2014

The Ohio Senate is expected to consider a proposal to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, if they first use their five contingency days.

OH Senate OKs Effort To Renew Public Works Program

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State senators have passed a resolution to renew a public works program that funds infrastructure improvement projects. The measure now goes to the House. It could be on the May ballot.
3:26PM
January
14, 2014

State senators have passed a resolution to renew a public works program that funds improvements to Ohio roads, bridges and other local infrastructure needs.

Senate Leaders Look Ahead For 2014

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7:55AM
January
13, 2014

Lawmakers are back for the second year of the legislature’s two year session. And while they passed nearly 60 bills last year, there are hundreds more bills that have been introduced.

Ohio Senate Delays Vote On Bill To Weaken Renewable Energy Rules

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The proposal would let electric companies use some projects involving fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.
8:52AM
December
5, 2013

A proposal to adjust Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency mandates has stalled for a second time amid opposition from environmental and consumer interests and some majority Republican lawmakers.

Ohio Senator Targets Medicaid Growth In Bill

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An senator Ohio senator wants a new oversight committee to review growth within the Medicaid system.
3:02PM
October
10, 2013

A state senator in Ohio wants to create a new oversight body to keep growth in check within the Medicaid system.

Some Lawmakers Lament Policy In Budget

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It’s not unusual for policy provisions that are not related to spending to be tucked into budgets, but some critics are saying this one has more than the usual share.
8:25AM
July
3, 2013

The new state budget is just a few days old, but it already has plenty of critics, including some of the lawmakers who voted on it. Many of their complaints have nothing to do with spending.