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Ohio lawmakers return to Columbus this week
Legislators will vote on a myriad of bills including one that proposes to crack down on puppy mills.
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Ohio legislators return to the capitol this week after several months away. The two-year legislative session wraps up at the end of this year and now the lawmakers face a busy schedule. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has a preview of this week’s action.

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A bill to crack down on puppy mills is set for a possible vote in the House Agriculture Committee, and could come up for a vote in the full House this week. The Ohio Senate has already passed the bill.

Meanwhile in other committees, legislators will consider bills to crackdown on street racing, prod schools to install metal detectors, hike penalties for drivers who go the wrong direction on interstate highways and register duck-cleaning companies

Three bills are targeting abortion. One cuts government money to Planned Parenthood. Another bans abortion for sex selection. And behind closed doors, negotiations continue on a bill that will ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. 

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