Bill Coley

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A bill to overhaul the payday lending industry in Ohio is heading back to the House after the Senate approved the legislation with some changes. Consumer advocates are touting this as sensible reform while lenders argue this will put them out of business.

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A national group that says Ohio’s payday lending rates are the highest in the nation came out strongly against possible changes to a bill that would crack down on the industry.

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Ohio’s medical marijuana program is supposed to be fully operational on September 8. But there are several court battles over problems with the process of choosing cultivators, and some fear it might delay the start of the program. 

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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Ohio lawmakers are now weighing in with a proposed fix for problems with the process being used by the state commerce department in the medical marijuana program.

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On Wednesday evening, Republican lawmakers are continuing to negotiate behind closed doors over a bill to reform how the state draws its Congressional maps. They’re looking to compromise with opponents of the plan, but negotiations this week have gotten rocky.

Jo Ingles

It’s crunch time for Ohio lawmakers wrangling with Congressional redistricting reform.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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One of the lawmakers who sat on the state panel that approved the state’s medical marijuana program wants to put it on hold until questions about it can be answered.

The Trump Administration has signaled it’ll give flexibility to states when it comes to how they operate their Medicaid programs. That will likely open the door for Ohio to implement a controversial measure.

Office of Budget and Management Director Tim Keen and Ohio Medicaid Director Barbara Sears answer questions from the Ohio Controlling Board in the Ohio Senate Building.
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For the first time since lawmakers required it in the budget, Gov. John Kasich’s administration made a trip to the Ohio Statehouse to ask a panel of legislators to release hundreds of millions of dollars to fund Medicaid.

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A proposal geared towards streamlining services for people with disabilities is on its way to the Ohio House. The idea is to take several state agencies and consolidate into one entity.

Traffic on Interstates 70 and 71 in downtown Columbus.
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A Republican Ohio Senator has an idea for providing a stable revenue source for Ohio road projects, which have been relying on a shrinking source of revenue.

Ohio Food Stamp ETB Direction Card
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A new bill in the Ohio Legislature aims to crack down on food stamp fraud.

Republican Sen. Bill Coley has a message for people who shouldn’t be getting food stamps but are.

It’s hard to miss commercials from popular fantasy sports sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel which earn millions of dollars during the baseball and football season. But a state lawmaker says he wants to make it clear that a lot of what they’re doing is illegal in Ohio.