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Ohio lawmakers are pushing a bill they think will reduce opioid overdose deaths but setting prescribing guidelines for doctors and dentists. 

There’s a bill in the legislature that’s meant to provide a way for women who earn less than their male counterparts to report those situations.

The White House is reportedly quietly restarting talks on health care reform, after the bill President Trump and Republicans back was pulled just hours before a vote on Friday.  And Gov. John Kasich said he was working on that issue too this week.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions threw down an ultimatum to so-called sanctuary cities and states, either work with the federal immigration enforcement or lose grant funding. But House Democrats aren’t budging.

Republicans in the House and Senate have reached a compromise on the transportation budget. 

The rate of babies born with drug withdrawal is eight times larger than the rate 10 years ago. Officials say the sharp climb is a direct result of Ohio’s opioid epidemic.

Supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump protested at the Statehouse this weekend in competing demonstrations.

Parents of children with serious medical conditions are pleading with state leaders to keep funding intact for a program that helps pay for treatment. 

President Donald Trump’s go-ahead for the Keystone pipeline that runs from Canada to the gulf shore is triggering concerns from Ohio environmental groups. 

Lawmakers have a busy week ahead of them as they work on the state and transportation budget ahead of Gov. John Kasich’s annual State of the State address. 

A bill that would ban discrimination in housing or employment based on sexual gender or identity has been introduced in the legislature. And it’s not the first time.

There’s a new bill being considered at the Statehouse that would restrict the way police agencies could use drones. The legislation has bipartisan support for different reasons.

The trucking industry says there’s been a driver shortage for two decades – and that there could be 175,000 unfilled trucker jobs in the next seven years.  A bipartisan group of lawmakers have proposed a package of bills that seeks to put the brakes on that.

With thousands of kids ending up in foster care because of the opioid crisis, the state is trying a new pilot program to help children of addicted parents. 

Gas tax revenue has been dropping for years. And at the same time the costs for road construction, which the gas tax pays for, are rising. There's a new proposal that seeks to address that, by hiking one fee all car owners pay but offering refunds to them later.

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