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Yuko and Burke
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

  Two Ohio senators are touring the state listening to views on medical marijuana. During a stop in Cincinnati this week, Nicole Scholten with Ohio Families Cann says her daughter Lucy suffers from hundreds of daily seizures and cerebral palsy. Scholten believes medical marijuana could improve Lucy's quality of life.

Morning headlines for Friday, February 5, 2016: 

Sen. Rob Portman
SCREEN CAPTURE

  Ohio’s Republican Sen. Rob Portman says he supporting one measure to help protect water systems from lead contamination and is considering another. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on federal proposals to address water problems in Sebring, Ohio, Flint, Michigan and beyond.

Bill Coley
OHIO SENATE

Last year voters overwhelmingly approved changes in the way Ohio draws its maps for Statehouse districts.  Now a similar plan is in the works for congressional redistricting. But some officials fear that measure might break federal law. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

A committee with the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission put off on voting for a plan that would require bipartisan support for any new congressional district maps. 

Apprenticeship inquiries
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

  State lawmakers could vote this month on a bill that would forbid cities from requiring contractors to hire a certain percentage of residents to work on their public construction projects. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on a bill that arose after Akron tried to ensure its residents were trained and hired to work on its massive sewer project.

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