School Safety Included In Early Ohio House Bills

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School safety, Internet cafes and municipal income taxes are among the issues the Ohio House hopes to tackle this legislative session.

The topics were included in the first bills that representatives introduced on Wednesday.

Other proposals would streamline the state's job-matching services and create grants for local governments. One bill would set training and certification requirements for a new group of professionals who will help guide consumers through the new health insurance exchange.

House Speaker William Batchelder says the bills reflect some of the bigger issues lawmakers will face in the first half of the year, but don't encompass all of his Republican caucus' priorities.

State lawmakers also will be debating Ohio's two-year budget this year. The governor is expected to unveil his spending blueprint on Monday.