The Ohio Senate voted 32-0 on Wednesday to create a new residential broadband expansion grant program that would serve as a way to extend access to high-speed Internet to more Ohioans in various regions.
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Senate Bill 8 calls for $20 million in grant money to be administered by the state
Roughly 1 million Ohioans lack access to high speed internet services, which makes working from home, attending online classes and accessing tele-medicine visits difficult.
The bill has support from the
A companion bill is also being considered in the
"That results in people going through a revolving door of courts, jails and state hospitals without any progress. This bill will help end that revolving door," said state Sen.
Senate Bill 2 mimics legislation that failed to clear the final legislative hurdles last year. DeWine pitched the change as a component of his STRONG
DeWine wants to give courts the ability to send non-violent defendants to step-down facilities for treatment when appropriate, leaving the secure beds for violent patients.
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