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$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.

Budget Clears House, Heads To Governor For Signature

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Republicans in the Ohio Senate pass a $62 billion state budget that revamps school spending, cuts personal income taxes and add abortion restrictions.
3:57PM
June
27, 2013

A state budget that revamps Ohio’s school funding system, cuts personal income taxes and adds new abortion restrictions has cleared both chambers of the legislature.

State Considers “Certifying” Farmers To Cut Algae Blooms

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8:31AM
June
27, 2013

Algae blooms are a big problem on Ohio’s lakes: they’re toxic and can have a big impact on tourism. Now state lawmakers are looking at “certifying” farmers as one way to tone it down.

Traffic Camera Ban Heads To State Senate

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Supporters of the cameras say they make roadways safer and save lives. Critics often call them invasive and money-making tools for municipalities.
7:50AM
June
27, 2013

A statewide ban on traffic cameras is a step closer to reality, after passing the Ohio House on a bipartisan vote Wednesday.