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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 08:16 PM

Democrats Question Time Spent On Abortion Bills Instead Of Budget

Ohio is operating on a budget extension since lawmakers failed to pass a new two-year state budget by the constitutionally mandated June 30th deadline. Some Democrats are whether time that was spent on a controversial abortion law recently put on hold by a federal court could have been used better hammering out details of the state budget.

Democratic State Representative Richard Brown says Republicans have control over the legislative and executive branch. So, he thinks it’s ridiculous the budget wasn’t passed on time.

“This is a deadline that we knew was coming and we were unable to meet it which is frustrating and then we look at how much time was spent on various issues such as the so called “Heartbeat Bill."

That bill, which was passed into law, has been put on hold by a federal court which ruled it unconstitutional. In a written statement, Gail Crawley, spokesperson for Republican House Speaker Larry Householder, says the House began hearings on its budget before Gov. DeWine unveiled his in March. She notes House committees heard 135 hours of testimony from more than 600 witnesses. And, she says the abortion bill, which was debated in a separate committee, had zero impact on the budget bill.


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Ohiogal Jul 2019 #1

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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 09:04 PM

1. Brown is right.

Kasich, as much as I loathe him, at least was pragmatic about this heartbeat nonsense, saying it was a waste of time and money and therefore wouldn’t sign a bill on it.

The troglodytes under de wine were just salivating to do this as the first thing on their extreme agenda and look where it’s gotten us. Fuck them all.

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