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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
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Ohio will get a share of what the state attorney general calls the largest settlement ever by a company over a breach of consumer data. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle the class action lawsuit filed after a huge data breach two years ago.

Halfred Farms, the former estate of automotive innovator Windsor T. White, is located in Hunting Valley, Ohio.
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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s vetoes on the state budget struck a provision that was added at the last minute – a property tax reduction for certain homeowners in one wealthy school district, but not others.

Rep. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood)
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Nearly half of the 25 vetoes that Gov. Mike DeWine issued when he signed the two-year state budget deal with health care and Medicaid, which is the state’s largest program.

One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 25 vetoes on the state budget struck a provision that was added at the last minute – a property tax reduction for certain homeowners in one wealthy school district, but not others.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed the state operating budget 17 days after the deadline, and 10 hours after a temporary budget expired.

st day of the 2017 Ohio State Fair, killing one man at the scene. A woman died from her injuries months later.
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Next week’s opening of the Ohio State Fair will mark two years since a fairgoer died when a ride fell apart.

Ohio Statehouse cupola
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Budget talks between leaders of the House and Senate are being described as very positive with solid progress moving forward, but a deadline is coming Wednesday.

The opening of the Ohio State Fair next week will mark two years since a fairgoer died when a ride fell apart.

Sen. Dave Burke (R-Marysville) is one of three Senators and four Republicans on the six member conference committee.
Ohio Senate

It’s almost two weeks into the state’s new budget year, and there’s still no permanent two-year operating budget.

MAPFRE Stadium was the first soccer-specific stadium built in the U.S.
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Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed a task force to consider the future of the Ohio State Fairgrounds as well as the current home of the Columbus Crew SC.

The OPERS headquarters on East Town Street in downtown Columbus.
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The state’s former Democratic attorney general and a former reporter are dropping a lawsuit they filed against Ohio’s largest public pension fund. However the duo say they’re just getting started in trying to find answers to questions about all five funds.

This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, a sample of condoms distributed freely by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in 28 countries is displayed at a news conference at the AHF headquarters in Los Angeles.
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As the state’s budget crisis drags on into a second week, a resolution has been introduced in the legislature that declares pornography a public health crisis. One-fifth of representatives in the GOP-dominated House, all conservative Republicans, have signed onto it.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has told House Democrats that county officials are prepared to successfully administer elections no matter what the day. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, left, shakes hands with Ohio House speaker Larry Householder after delivering the Ohio State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
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Ohio lawmakers failed to reach a state budget agreement by the midnight deadline, missing the mark for a spending deal for the new two-year cycle. Because the House and Senate couldn’t reach a compromise, both chambers passed a temporary budget extension to keep the government running. 

Ohio Senate president Larry Obhof is defending income tax cuts in their version of the budget, which must be finalized by this weekend.
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It’s looking like the conference committee working on a compromise state budget will stretch into the weekend – with the budget-signing deadline approaching on Sunday night. Among the differences between the Ohio House and Senate versions is an income tax cut and a small business tax break. 

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