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Ohio lawmakers try to soften impact of carbon ruling
Other headlines: GOP hopes to pick up voters in Cuyahoga County; Ohio Senate votes to cut number of teacher evaluations
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • GOP hopes to pick up voters in Cuyahoga County
  • Ohio Senate votes to cut number of teacher evaluations
  • Law limits teen access to prescription painkillers
  • Ohio high court to hear arguments from execution survivor
  • Ohio lawmakers try to soften impact of carbon ruling
    An Ohio House committee has approved a bill intended to limit the impact of a newly announced federal plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

    The U.S. EPA announced the rule Monday, part of President Barack Obama's goal of reducing pollution linked to global warming.

    Ohio's plan would require the state to protect electric affordability and to minimize harm to industrial and residential consumers.

    Some states that rely heavily on coal have objected to the federal effort. Ohio gets 70 percent of its electricity from coal.


    GOP hopes to pick up voters in Cuyahoga County
    The site selection committee for the 2016 Republican National Convention is touring Cleveland today.

    Cleveland is one of four cities on the short list to host the convention.

    Committee chair Enid Mickelsen says if Cleveland hosts the event, the GOP could gain voters in the traditionally Democratic Cuyahoga County - “And we feel that the more people get to know who we really are and not that boogie man that they sometimes see described by some of the pundits, we feel that the more people get to know us, the more Republican voters we’ll have.” 

    Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, are also in the running for GOP presidential convention.

    Mickelsen says the committee could announce its choice by mid-August.


    Ohio Senate votes to cut number of teacher evaluations
    A proposal to cut the number of state-mandated evaluations required for top-rated public school teachers has been slipped into a Senate bill as a way around House opposition.

    In a surprise maneuver today, the Senate Education Committee added the change to a separate bill, the education mid biennial review, and it passed with all but one vote.

    The proposal was prompted by educators' concerns that Ohio's new evaluation rules that require more classroom observation sessions, reports and conferences are misdirecting district resources.


    Law limits teen access to prescription painkillers
    Ohio lawmakers have passed a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing youth drug abuse by requiring a guardian's consent before a minor is prescribed painkillers.

    The bill also would limit supplies of painkillers to minors to three days.

    The bill’s co-sponsor Republican Rep. Stephanie Kunze (KOON'-zee), from Columbus says the issue caught her attention when she learned about a girl who was prescribed painkillers without parental consent and later abused the drugs.


    Ohio high court to hear arguments from execution survivor
    The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a condemned killer who survived a botched execution almost five years ago.

    Romell Broom argures that a second attempt to put him to death amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

    The state stopped Broom's 2009 execution after two hours when executioners failed to find a usable vein following 18 attempts to insert needles.

    The 57-year-old Broom is only the second inmate to survive an execution in U.S. history and the only via lethal injection.

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