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5 Things That Happened the Week of May 14

By Marc Kovac Published: May 21, 2017 12:56 PM

COLUMBUS — Yes, they’re still talking about the biennial budget bill on Capitol Square, and they’ll continue to do so for the next month or so.

Here are 5 things that happened this week at the Statehouse:

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Passed: Lawmakers in the Ohio House and Senate signed off on a handful of bills.

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Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake), primary sponsor of the measure, said.

More Bills: The Senate OK’d SB 8, which would establish the “1:1 School Facilities Option Program” as an alternative for certain school districts seeking state funding for building projects.

Tax officials, however, said that state law doesn’t give them the authority to move forward with collections.

Last One: The Ohio House also signed off on SB 24, which would create the Ohio Consumer Installment Loan Act, an update of loan-related laws in state code.

Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira).

Open Government: The Ohio Coalition for Open Government released a report showing that the Ohio Supreme Court had issued rulings favorable to open government advocates over the last two years.


New Position: Former state rep. Lynn Slaby (R-Copley), who earlier this year resigned his post on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, was sworn in as a member of the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

His new term will expire in early 2021.

His wife, Marilyn, was elected to his former seat in the Ohio House.

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