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Fracking-friendly bills back before Ohio lawmakers

By Kathiann M. Kowalski, Midwest Energy News March 19th, 2015 Ohio’s oil and gas industry and environmental groups are satisfied with a compromise reached this week on one bill before the state legislature, but both camps remain divided on controversial community right-to-know provisions in another pending bill. Gov. John Kasich’s House budget bill, House Bill 64, would exempt oil and …

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Lawmaker Says She’s ‘Sat Here Too Long,’ Discloses That She Was Raped And Had An Abortion

This week, Ohio State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D) stood up during a legislative debate about a proposed abortion ban and revealed publicly for the first time that she had been sexually assaulted, became pregnant, and had an abortion. “You don’t respect my reason, my rape, my abortion, and I guarantee you there are other women who should stand up with …