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Ohio Senate Kills House Plan To Block Undocumented Immigrants From Getting Workers' Comp. Benefits

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have removed a provision from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation budget denying benefits for undocumented workers. Ohio House Republicans added the provision last month over objections by minority Democrats. Senators say the provision needs further study. Supporters say the provision would reduce costs for businesses. Opponents say it rewards businesses that hire undocumented workers.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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