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Collection Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers
Title Newsclipping index
Accession number 10-20
Catalog Number 10-20News122007
Date December 2007
Exhibit# 0
Object Name Newsclippings
Scope & Content 2007

December 29
Awards-and foolishness-aplenty/Profiles-in-courage-2007-edition award.

December 26
Feds block health plan/Strickland 'appaled at heartless decision' to deny coverage for needy kids.
Legislators get tax break for sessions they miss.
Ohio lawmakers make no bones about their 'skeleton' session.
Absent legislators rewarded/Ohio officials receive tax credit on off days.
Legislators can take tax break for sessions they don't attend.
Ohio lawmakers' skeleton sessions pump up tax breaks.

December 25
'Skeletons' keep tax break rolling/ legislature holds spot sessions to meet letter of law.
Peace of the season settles on Columbus.

December 23
Captiol notebook: candidates turn to Ohio to raise cash.
State prisons out of room/ rising population strains ability to maintain order.
Flash: in case you missed it, state government is viewers' delight.

December 20
Prison equation/ lawmakers must factors inmate overcrowding into efforts to curb crime.

December 17
State of state address is Feb. 6.
Ohioans are hopeful Strickland will be 'Mr. Fixit'

December 16
Why not? Criminal-background checks for legislative candidates make sense.
So far, so good for Strickland.
Buoyed by luck and pluck, Stricklan rides a wave of popularity.

December 15
Sick-leave proposal may give Democrats a boost at polls.

December 14
Legislators flee the scrutiny the decree.
Shut E-check down.
Schuring's plan to fund schools can't pass aw written; add parts of other ballot issue.

December 13
Jeff Jacobson and Ohio senate GOP like to scrutinize as long as it excludes them.
Final session of 2007/ Lawmakers push through veterans, abortion bills.
Republicans block checks on legislators' background.
E-check renewed, slipped in as a rider/ auto emissions testing program was set to expire this year.
E-check not exhausted/ senate gives governor authority he requested to extend testing.

December 12
State lawmakers: no criminal checks on us/ House bill 104.
Amendment to check lawmakers' past dies in senate.
New head of Ohio civil rights panel quits/ Sykes caught in flap over maternity-leave proposal.
Civil rights chair Sykes to resign/ Clash with Strickland was impetus.

December 10
Lawmakers selfishly hijack helpful bill.

December 9
County delays vote on machines/ Cuyahoga elections officials don't want touch screens, fret over alternatives.
Cuyahoga County officials delay action on voting machines.

December 6
Strickland, civil rights chief at odds over maternity leave issue.
Civil rights appointee no longer has governor's support.

December 5
Sykes falls out of favor/ governor 'not inclined' to stand by his civil-rights nominee.
Senate OK of Sykes is iffy/ rights chief loses top backing.

December 4
State considers bonuses for recent vets.

December 3
Governor manages to succeed.