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Senate Rejects House Attempt to Scale Back Health Director Orders

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Senate unanimously rejected an Ohio House measure that would’ve scaled back the power of state public health orders. Senators blasted the House amendment, saying it undermined health experts and created too many unintended consequences. Both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate criticized the House amendment, which would have… Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof

Senate President Says “Heartbeat Bill” Will Pass His Chamber Next Month

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The so-called Heartbeat Bill abortion ban is on its fifth try through the legislature, after being passed and vetoed in the lame duck session. But it’s been introduced in both the House and Senate this time, and Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll sign it. And it’s expected to move quickly. “We are going to pass… Read More