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Collection Harris, Bill M. Ohio Senate papers
Title Newsclipping index
Accession number 10-20
Catalog Number 10-20News042008
Date April 2008
Object Name Newsclippings
Scope & Content 2008

April 30
Anit-smoking agency under fire.
State may abolish foundation, raid it coffers/ $230m of $270M in anti-smoking money would go toward economic stimulus plan.
Bill would cap payday loan rate/ backers hail it as end to trap , but some say it will cost jobs.

April 29
Governor's threat to veto bill halted GOP's bulldozer.

April 28
Sen. Harris woos college students.

April 27
New energy regulations were hotly debated in legislature.
keep it and clean it/ enormous potential for water-based economic growth is yet another reason to pass Great Lakes compact.

April 26
Senate chief: throw back water compact.

April 24
Strickland owes clarity on education.
Who got what in electric rate law? state senators OK legislation quickly.
Energy bill ready for Strickland/ GOP senator praises him for prompting this version.

April 23
House approves energy proposal/ plan would aid power consumers.
Ohio house approves sweeping energy plan.
Revised energy bill has support/ house approves plan to put PUCO in charge: senate OK likely today.

April 17
Energy bill battle centers on profits/ governor's utility earnings limits rejected by house speaker.
Dim bulbs/ statehouse politicians are fighting over a law to determine the size of your electric bill.

April 16
Energy debate postponed/ house republicans to resume deliberations today on plan critics say will hurt ratepayers.
Power bill might need redo/ speaker Jon Husted says that senate bill 221 is barely recognizable after so many changes.

April 15
Energy players haven't 'stumbled'

April 14
Here's how state officials hijacked Ohio's money from tobacco settlement.

April 13
A point of privilege.
A sprint for gold at the statehouse.
Pond scam/ Wisconsin votes to join Great Lakes Water Compact, forcing Grendell even farther out on a lonely, loony limb.

April 12
The greatest good/ tobacco-settlement money would help Ohio most by stimulating the economy.

April 10
Whose money is it? tobacco foundation sues state.

April 9
Sick-leave law's supporters want legislations to act/ Ohio general assembly members get paid time off, coalition argues.
Group: legislators' inaction on sick leave hypocritical.
Bill in the hands of hypocrites, say sick-day backers/ lawmakers take big dose of days off.
Anti-smoking money goes 'poof'/ legislators move tobacco endowment to jobs fund.
State takes tobacco funds for jobs program.

April 8
Ohio 'stimulus' must focus on the long term.

April 7
Building a foundation for job creation, economic success.

April 5
Budget battles in Ohio/ anti-smoking group votes to snatch tobacco money.
Foundation to state: keep hands off tobacco cash.
Plan for tobacco fund raid stalled/ foundation defies governor, legislature/ $190M shielded.
Ohio politicians keeping PAC donations, for now.
Tobacco fund ready to fight/ the anit-smoking group is stashing $190 million outside the state's reach, leaving it $80 million for programs-twice what the state's plans offers.
Chamber organizing stimulus plan session.
Anti-smoking group blasts Strickland move/ foundation: raiding tobacco settlement coffers for jobs plan is wrong-headed.
Bonds at the Statehouse/ the governor joins the house speaker and the senate president in an investment package that promises to advance Ohio.
Good compromise on stimulus plan.
Put it on the map/ if Strickland's bond plan is to make sense to NE Ohioans, opportunity corridor must be among its immediate benefits.
Who owns our water? lakes compact languishes in Ohio/ Grendell objections slow state legislation.

April 4
Job training is education, too.
PAC is fined $5.2 million/ Ohio ethics panel say charter shool group to Brennan illegally transferred funds.

April 3
The lake's not for sale.
Plan aims to keep college grads in Ohio.
Ohio tries to retain top talent in college/ internship plan raids tobacco, turnpike funds.
Bipartisan effort produces $1.57 B proposal/ legislators now must adopt a resolution to put the issue on the ballot for voters to decide.
Governor, legislators unveil $1.57 billion stimulus plan/ bipartisan package is aimed at reinvigorating Ohio's economy, keeping college grads here.
Jump start for Ohio/ Gov. Strickland and legislative leaders have reached a deal to pump $1.57 billion into the state's economy to create jobs and halt the "brain drain"
Plan to boost Ohio job growth/ economic stimulus.
Ohio rolls out $1.57B jobs plan/ economic proposal cuts state's borrowing.

April 2
Ohio road projects eroded by inflation/ Strickland seeks massive bond package to bolster transportation buget as construction costs soar.
Inflation plays havoc with Ohio transportation budget/ republicans recoil from strickland plan to add debt for bridges, roads.

April 1
Legislators, governor at odds on big issues/ speaker prepares GOP alternative to bond issues.
Assembly to tackle ballots, gambling.