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Ohio Senate Wants To Change Redistricting Process

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A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.
2:41PM
December
13, 2012

A bipartisan proposal to change the way Ohio draws state legislative and congressional lines has cleared the state Senate with almost unanimous support.

Ohio Senate Puts End To ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

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The Ohio Senate will not consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
3:22PM
November 27, 2012

An Ohio bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation has met its end.

Human Trafficking Bill Poised To Clear Ohio Senate

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Bill to increase penalties for human trafficking poised to pass the Ohio Senate.
2:21PM
June
12, 2012

An Ohio bill that increases penalties for human trafficking and creates a fund to help victims is expected to clear one of its final legislative hurdles.

Welfare Drug Testing Plan Removed From Ohio Bill

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Lawmakers have nixed a plan to test welfare recipients for illegal drugs.
7:50AM
May
17, 2012

A Senate committee has pulled a pilot program that would tie welfare benefits to clean drug tests from a swiftly moving budget bill.

Senate Passes Gambling Changes

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Changes to a House-approved bill include a one-year moratorium on new sweepstakes devices, longer operating hours for bingo parlors, and a provision allowing previously illegal games of chance at festivals.
8:53AM
May
9, 2012

A wide-ranging bill to bring order to Ohio’s gambling laws has cleared the state Senate.

Ohio Senators Expand Poker Rooms In Casino Bill

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A legislative provision would allow charity "poker rooms" in all Ohio counties.
7:54AM
May 2, 2012

An Ohio Senate panel has added a provision into a sweeping bill on new casino regulations that expands the ability for state counties to open charity poker rooms.

Ohio Senate OKs Bill To Regulate Exotic Animals

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The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to ban Ohioans from acquiring new exotic animals.
3:13PM
April 25, 2012

The state Senate has passed a bill to ban Ohioans from acquiring new exotic animals and regulate the current owners of tigers, lions and other creatures.

Ohio Panel Accepts Changes To Exotic Animal Rules

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An Ohio Senate Committee is working on legislation to regulate the ownership of exotic animals in the state.
2:36PM
April
24, 2012

An Ohio Senate committee has accepted a slew of changes to a measure aimed at regulating exotic animals in the state.

Speed Limit Increase Garners Bipartisan Support Heading Into Vote

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The change would bring the speed limit on Ohio interstates in line with that of the Ohio Turnpike.
7:55AM
February
17, 2012

Ohio lawmakers look poised to approve a bill to bump the speed limit on Ohio interstates from 65 to 70 miles per hour.

Ohio Senate Approves Two Primary Elections in 2012

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Supporters of splitting the primaries say it's necessary because of looming uncertainty over new Congressional districts.
3:19PM
October
20, 2011

The move extends the deadline for candidates to file to run for Congress, which supporters say is necessary given the uncertainty over Ohio’s new Congressional map.