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Repeal of State Sales Tax on Tampons Headed to Ohio Governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal repealing Ohio’s sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products is headed to the governor. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate on Wednesday in a 30-1 vote after earlier winning unanimous approval in the Ohio House. Republican State Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, and Democratic state Rep. Brigid… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Ohio to get $40M in US Settlement with Ex-opioid Distributor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Attorney General’s Office says Ohio will receive nearly $40 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction. An attorney general spokesman says Reckitt Benckiser Group signed its agreement with all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Declares ‘Positive Start’ to Talks Over Opioid Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says about 100 lawyers and other interested parties have made a “positive start” on deciding how the state ultimately might spend millions of dollars it could receive from settlements in the national opioid litigation. The Republican governor told The Associated Press he hopes the meeting he convened… Read More

HB6 Referendum petitioner collects signatures on Otterbein University's campus.

Federal Judge Declines Extension for Nuclear Bailout Referendum

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U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus has rejected the request from Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the anti-nuclear power plant bailout group, to have more time to collect signatures. The group was trying to put the controversial law, HB6, up for a vote on next year’s ballot. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts already missed the deadline and did not… Read More