COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio House has begun debate on nine bills containing Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) midterm budget proposals on taxes, higher education, veterans, workforce development and a host of other issues.
All nine were scheduled for votes in the Republican-controlled Ohio House on Wednesday, ahead of legislators' spring break. Approved bills head next to the state Senate.
The most sweeping of the measures would send more money to family and children services and bolster efforts to combat drug abuse. It also would change campaign finance regulations in the political battleground state to lift a disclosure requirement applied to independent political expenditures and loosen political-giving restrictions on state contractors.
An amendment that would have allowed chiropractors to return young athletes to play after they suffer concussions was removed on the floor.