Ohio Report for Thursday, February 26, 2015 Senate Report

House Panel Advances ODOT Budget After Pulling Local Hiring Quota, Eastern Corridor Funding Prohibitions

One lawmaker mumbled "kumbaya" as a unanimous House Finance & Appropriations Committee endorsed the transportation budget Thursday after members stripped two controversial provisions added earlier this week.

Prior to the vote, Democrats expressed gratitude that majority Republicans had agreed to pull language from the transportation budget (HB 53*) that sought to prohibit the state or local governments from imposing residency quotas on public construction projects.

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