Cleveland Plain Dealer
Midnight vote by Ohio Senate trims vouchers one way, boosts them another
...program. The Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland’s chamber of commerce, also wrote to the legislature asking members to reduce the district share to previous levels.

Williams failed to gain support...

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WYTV Channel 33 (Youngstown)
Bill decriminalizing marijuana nationwide passes House committee
...from getting into the hands of those who should not have them."

Some Senators, like Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown, says it’s unlikely the Senate would ever vote to fully decriminalize marijuana.

"I think...

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Athens Messenger
Proposal would create Ohio database of convicted sex buyers
...trafficking women for sex would be placed on a publicly accessible database for five years, under legislation introduced in the Ohio House.

The legislation backed by Attorney General David Yost is aimed...

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Columbus Dispatch
Column: Building the workforce should be Ohio’s No. 1 priority
...hopelessness.

Understandably, job loss became the defining issue of the 2010 gubernatorial campaign between John Kasich and Ted Strickland, and following Kasich’s victory, jobs became the singular metric of the administration’s...

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WFMJ 21 - TV
Council OKs cutting low-level marijuana possession penalties
The Cleveland City Council has approved legislation that would eliminate fines and jail time for low-level marijuana possession.

Wednesday, January 29th 2020, 4:32 AM EST

Updated:

Wednesday, January...

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Columbus Daily Reporter
Joint resolution would require two-thirds majority for any income tax increase in Ohio
...liability is $0," Burke said.

The state constitution currently empowers the legislature to adopt legislation with majority approval in each chamber — supermajority votes are required only to pass emergency...

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Bryan Times Online
Coronavirus possible in Ohio; Local threat still very low
...department is doing.

"Our current work is continuing as we have been, and we’re working with the Ohio Department of Health and CDC, listening in on the communication calls with them and monitoring for...

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Toledo Blade
Ohio Senate walks fine line in school voucher fight; Vote scheduled tonight
...not address reform of the report card system, part of a broader debate happening through separate legislation.

"We are not in approval of any increase in income vouchers. That's our position," said Sen. Teresa...

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Toledo Blade
Ohio Senate walks fine line in school voucher fight
...not address reform of the report card system, part of a broader debate happening through separate legislation.

"We are not in approval of any increase in income vouchers. That's our position," said Sen. Teresa...

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Cincinnati Enquirer
Ohio colleges could no longer ban controversial speakers, set up free speech zones under bill
A state senator says his legislation would create a more robust environment for free speech on state college and university campuses after the bill cleared the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

The...

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Richland Source
Gov. DeWine talks job-related initiatives, previews plan to address rising suicide rates during AU visit
...listen to what the state's health director has to say today at a press conference.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, suicide deaths have increased by 45 percent among all Ohioans and by a whooping...

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Galion Inquirer
Ohio Senate eyes safer schools: One idea would create an Ohio School Marshal Program
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The proposal could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a state analysis of the legislation, but the precise amount is unclear. The bill does not appropriate funding, but the Department of...
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Bryan Times Online
Portman, Brown request Great Lakes funding
...sent Monday, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter urging the Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection...
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