Ohio GOP senators proposed several changes to state education funding in the latest round of revisions to the state two-year budget bill, directing more dollars to education than previous plans.
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Budget bill changes
Here are a few of the 125 changes to the budget bill proposed Tuesday by Republican senators:
- Increases the Straight A Fund grant program for school innovation by $100 million over two years
- Prohibits abortion facilities from having transfer agreements with public hospitals that are owned leased or controlled by the state, such as a university hospital
- Allows tasting of alcoholic beverages in areas outside of liquor agency stores if both the area and store are located on the same grounds.
- Retains previous exemption from the dangerous animal law made to black-handed, white-bellied, brown-headed and black spider monkeys but requires owners to register the animals.
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