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ResponsibleOhio Submits Petitions

Ian James, executive director of ResponsibleOhio, talks to reporters outside the buildings housing the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office before his group submitted nearly 700,000 signatures as part of an effort to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot legalizing and regulating marijuana use in the state. Mike Newman, who referred to himself as a…

Conference Committee on the Budget

State Budget Director Tim Keen offers updated forecasts during the first session of the conference committee considering the state’s biennial budget: LSC Director Mark Flanders: State Rep. and House Finance Committee Chairman Ryan Smith answers reporters’ questions about the conference committee process for the biennial budget bill: Sen. Mike Skindell (D-Lakewood) and Rep. Denise Driehaus…