Fate Of Lake Erie Algae Legislation In Ohio Isn’t Clear Yet

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Ohio’s next move to cut down the algae that has been fouling Lake Erie in recent summers may be hitting a snag.

Some Ohio lawmakers and those within Gov. John Kasich’s administration no longer appear to be on the same page when it comes to legislation now being considered.

The Ohio House is ready to vote Tuesday on a measure that strays from what the governor has proposed and isn’t as tough as a bill that already has cleared the state Senate.

It now appears legislative leaders and the governor’s office may need more time to hash out a plan.

The governor and other leaders say one of their top priorities is tackling the algae that contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 people in Ohio and Michigan last August.