Ohio Public Radio
1:52 am
Thu May 10, 2007

Backers of stripclub bill lose momentum

Columbus, OH – For months, it's appeared likely that Ohio legislators would pass a new law slapping statewide limits on x-rated video stores and topless bars. After all, state representatives had passed a similar proposal overwhelmingly the past 2 sessions.....and a citizens group was adding even more pressure with a petition drive. NOW, though, the momentum has shifted. Critics of the measure have garnered a lot of recent publicity by having dancers protest the bill....and Wednesday, they put BACKERS of the measure on the defensive in a legislative committee hearing. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.