House expects vote on Ohio midterm budget bill

Ohio State Capital Building
Ohio State Capital (Photo/AP)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is expected to vote on a sweeping midterm budget bill.

The Republican-controlled House could vote on the bill Wednesday afternoon after a legislative panel finished hammering it out late Tuesday.

The measure would send more money to family and children services, and bolster efforts to combat drug abuse. It would also make changes to campaign finance regulation in the political battleground state, including the elimination of a rule that governs disclosure, disclaimers and timing of campaign spending by labor organizations, nonprofits and corporations.

The GOP members defeated Democratic efforts to restore local government funding and reverse several anti-abortion provisions that were included in the state budget passed last year.

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