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Ohio lawmakers turn their attention to the children of addicts

(Ohio) – Ohio House Republicans and Democrats came together on Monday to announce new legislation designed to help those children.

“We have members of the Democratic Party and Republican Party that have watched what’s going on in Washington D.C. and think there’s a better way of doing things for people,” said Speaker Larry Householder (R – Glenford).

Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Lakeview) introduced House Bill 8 designed to cut through “the red tape many foster families have to go through to take in children.’

Additionally, lawmakers introduced legislation they say will tweak the rules to allow more family members to take in children. Legislative priorities outlined Monday continue to see joint Republican and Democratic sponsors.

There’s been no indication yet as to whether or not senators are expected to support the legislation.

For more information read the full proposal here.


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