Obhof Says Abortion Only One Of Senate Priorities
The leader of the Ohio Senate says the so-called Heartbeat Bill is one of his chamber’s priorities, but that it’s not at the top of the list. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
President Larry Obhof says the Senate will revive that controversial abortion ban that was twice vetoed by former Governor John Kasich. Governor Mike DeWine has said he’ll sign it. But Obhof says the Senate will also take up bills that will reduce government regulation, increase protections for Lake Erie, reform school funding and criminal justice reform.
“Our focus here in the Senate over the next two years will be to continue to create an environment in this state that opens up opportunities for every Ohioan.”
Republicans hold a super-majority in the Senate so they set the agenda. Minority Democrats will outline their agenda soon.