Keith Faber

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Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say the opioid -abuse crisis is so bad that all state lawmakers should be called together at the Statehouse to deal with it. 

Columbus police report they’ve responded to 35 suspected heroin overdoses in 24 hours. In 27 of those cases, paramedics were able to administer a drug that prevents some deadly overdoses.

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A bill that defines a new process for resolving conflicts over access to public information has been signed into law. 

Republican Senate President Keith Faber’s bill moved quickly through the legislature.

It allows an individual to accelerate the method of challenging the public records access process by filing a complaint with the Court of Claims for $25 instead of hiring legal representative and going straight to court.

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Approving a governor’s appointee is usually a formality for the Ohio Senate. But the chamber’s leader says he has concerns about a Democratic lawyer from Columbus who is Gov. John Kasich’s pick for the panel that regulates electric utilities in Ohio. 

Republican Senate President Keith Faber says he wants to hold fact-finding hearings on energy lawyer Howard Petricoff. Faber says it’s one thing to be an advocate for issues, but he says he’s concerned about Petricoff being an activist for certain causes.

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There have been some changes to the proposed bill that would legalize medical use of marijuana in Ohio. It goes before the full Ohio Senate on Wednesday.

 

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Two high-ranking state officials and big supporters of Gov. John Kasich say they’re ready to back Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. 

Republican Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger have been rooting for Kasich to win the Republican nomination.

With Kasich exiting the race both seem to be slowly accepting the idea of Donald Trump as their pick.

Here’s what Faber said about the possible General Election race between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

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