Ohio House

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JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

The Alzheimer’s Association has been lobbying state lawmakers to increase awareness of the disease and lobby for more public money to fight it. 

Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says 5 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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KAREN KASLER / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

A bill that supporters say will allow students to express their religious beliefs in school – and that will relieve districts of fears of lawsuits – has overwhelmingly passed the Republican-dominated Ohio House

The bill requires schools to give the same access to religious groups that secular groups have and would protect students who express religious beliefs via their clothing, jewelry and schoolwork.  But it worries Democratic Rep. Stephanie Howse of Cleveland.

photo of Democratic Ohio Representatives and Senators
KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

As committees lead by Republicans consider bills related to abortion and guns, Democrats are drawing attention to their bills on economic and educational issues that they say are being ignored.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Democrats, who are in the minority in the Ohio House and Senate, have set their priorities for the coming year.  Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

 

When lawmakers come back to the Statehouse, Republicans in the House are likely to push a bill changing the rules for unemployment compensation and on fetal remains from abortions.

Sen. Keith Faber
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Lawmakers will be coming back to Columbus later this month to pick up some bills left unfinished last year. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has details on what Statehouse leaders want to work on.

In the Senate

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