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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, March 23: 

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 29:

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The Ohio House version of the state budget is expected to including some major changes, especially for small businesses.  

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said he wants to trim the income tax deduction that many one-person businesses and partnerships can take on the first $250,000 of their incomes. That’s amounted to more than a billion dollars a year. Householder wants to pull that back to the first $100,000 of income. And he also wants to look at what he calls special cutouts – breaks that both conservative and liberal groups have called out as potentially costly.

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Thousands of teenagers from around the state gathered in Columbus for a rally against drug use where they were greeted by a special guest.

The We are the Majority Rally has been assembling teenagers for a high-energy event for eight years now.

Gov. Mike DeWine joined them at the start, saying substance abuse education and prevention plays a key role in fighting the state’s opioid epidemic. He said this rally emphasizes an important point.

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Ohio lawmakers haven’t been able to come to an agreement over how much to raise the state’s gas tax. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and Gov. Mike DeWine have agreed on an 11-cent a gallon tax increase for cars and a 20-cent increase for trucks. But the Senate is not on board. 

Republican House Speaker Larry Householder says his members are making a tough choice and chides the Senate.

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Lawmakers got two sets of numbers to think about as they started looking at Gov. Mike DeWine’s $69 billion operating budget for the first time. 

“Conservative” is the word heard over and over when it comes to this budget. Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have questioned how DeWine can make big investments in children’s initiatives, the opioid crisis, at-risk students and Lake Erie protection just through economic growth.

Governor DeWine addresses Akron Roundtable
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During his fourth day on the job Governor Mike DeWine paid a visit to Akron. In an appearance at the Akron Roundtable he touched on a range of things his administration is already working on, including how to upgrade funding for local governments.

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Education is a major issue in the race to become Ohio’s next governor. Both Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray say students take too many tests, but the candidates diverge on how they plan to reduce testing and support schools. 

The major party candidates recognize that improving Ohio’s schools can lead to closing the skills gap, where companies are having a harder time finding a competent workforce.