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6:54 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ohio Senate Approves Transportation Budget With Speed Limit Hike

The Ohio Senate has approved the 7 billion dollar, two year state transportation budget that includes a provision raising the speed limit to 75 mph on the Turnpike and rural interstates.

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10:07 am
Mon January 5, 2015

131st General Assembly Begins

99 members of the Ohio House and 33 Senators start their jobs in the 131st General Assembly today. 

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6:03 am
Fri December 26, 2014

A Look Back At The Lame-Duck Legislative Session

2014 was a slow year for the state legislature, as lawmakers spent most of the year campaigning for re-election.

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12:43 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Senate Leaders Review 2013 And Look Ahead

State lawmakers are back for the second year of the legislature’s two year session. 

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6:45 am
Thu December 5, 2013

New Ohio Senate Minority Leadership Announced

Democrats in the Ohio Senate have picked new leaders after two members stepped down to pursue statewide offices next year.

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7:23 am
Thu June 13, 2013

House Rejects Senate's Budget Bill Changes

An Ohio House and Senate Conference Committee meets today to begin sorting out differences between the two chambers' versions of the state budget bill.

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6:55 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Ohio Senate Approves State Budget Bill

The Ohio Senate Thursday approved its verion of the 6.7 billion dollar two year state budget bill. The bill was passed along party lines.

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7:26 am
Thu June 6, 2013

No Extra Foodbank Money In Senate Budget Bill

Foodbanks might lose the money Ohio House lawmakers put in their version of the state budget bill.

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7:16 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Senate Puts Abortion Provisions In State Budget Bill

The Ohio Senate today is expected to vote on its version of a 61.7 billion dollar state budget bill that revamps Governor John Kasich's school funding proposal and restores a tax cut for small businesses.

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12:46 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Senate Committee Voting On Budget Bill Changes

The Ohio Senate is expected to make additional adjustments to its version of the state budget bill ahead of votes this week by the finance committee and the full Senate.

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7:03 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Lawmakers Begin School Safety Hearings Tonight

An Ohio Senate committee opens hearing on safe schools tonight with a discussion of mental health and violence prevention.

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7:31 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

State Senate Committee To Take Up School Safety

An Ohio Senate committee plans to hold hearings on school safety matters beginning next week with a meeting focused on incident prevention and mental health.

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7:54 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Senate Approves New Plan For Legislative Districts

The Ohio Senate has passed a plan that would make changes in the process for drawing the lines for legislative and congressional districts.

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7:27 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Niehaus urges bi-partisanship in farewell to GA

The President of the Ohio Senate was honored during session this week.

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