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Ohioans who have their driver’s licenses suspended often face prohibitive fees to get their licenses back.

The state has offered temporary amnesty programs. Now a bill proposed by two Cleveland-area lawmakers would make permanent a reinstatement program to get people driving legally again.

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Three Northeast Ohio representatives will be part of a legislative committee studying how to improve transportation in Ohio. 

The Road to Our Future Study Committee will contain a total of ten members--five from the House and five from the Senate. 

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Ohio lawmakers have been considering legalizing sports betting ever since the US Supreme Court ruled last year that states are allowed to do that. But there are two very different ideas on how to make that happen. 

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As a federal court fight continues over the state’s new proposed method of lethal injection, a freshman state lawmaker is proposing expanding the death penalty in Ohio.

State law already makes killing a police officer eligible for the death penalty. The bill from northeast Ohio Republican Rep. Dave Greenspan of Westlake would allow that punishment when any first responder, including firefighters, EMS and military members die at the hands of criminals.

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The ShareOhio program – which allows local governments to share equipment and resources – now includes Cuyahoga County.  County Council approved joining the program this week, which officials say will save money.

Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan says the program provides extra resources in emergency situations like Superstorm Sandy several years ago, when not every part of the state was affected.