Ohio Senate

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, November 28th:

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The former head of the Ohio Senate is being remembered as a quiet force in the Statehouse.

 

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There’s about a month left for legislators to get anything done before the new year. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, there’s one issue that the top Senate leader specifically wants to move forward in that time.

Senate President Larry Obhof says it’s time to pass a bill that reforms the state’s unemployment compensation program.

The House and Senate have been trying to work up a plan that would bring the fund that the state uses to pay jobless benefits to solvency. And while Obhof acknowledges it’s a polarizing issue, he says it’s time to get it moving.

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, November 16th:

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A state senator wants to toss out the idea of expulsions for kids who are in third grade or younger. The lawmaker says this can go a long way to closing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students.

Republican Sen. Peggy Lehner is proposing the ban on expulsions and out-of-school suspensions.

 Lehner says there’s a clear link between suspensions and drop in academic achievement among students who are minorities, disabled or from low-income families.

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