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A bill to create the Ohio’s first state grant program for broadband expansion has passed the state House of Representatives and is now waiting on Ohio Senate approval.

An Ohio bill aims to give landowners another avenue to fight eminent domain for recreational trails.

About a week after funding ran out for the Paycheck Protection Program, Congress has added more funds to support small businesses in the COVID-19 crisis.

In response to criticism of an ODNR proposal to change coyote trapping and hunting rules, Rep. Don Jones introduced a new coyote bill in the Ohio House. The new bill would specify that there are no limitation on seasons for hunting or trapping and no permits required to take coyotes.

With the Farm Workforce Modernization Act still sitting in a U.S. Senate committee, House representatives introduced a new farm labor bill March 4.

Purple paint legislation is back in Ohio. The bill would give landowners the option to use purple paint as a no trespassing notice on their properties.

A federal judge struck down the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Feb. 27, calling the bill invalid in its entirety. 

In response to outspoken criticism from hunters and farmers, the Ohio Department of Natural Resource postponed a proposal to change coyote trapping and hunting rules, Feb. 18. The proposal would have required coyote hunters and trappers to get fur taker permits, and would have limited the season for trapping coyotes. It is no longer under consideration for the current round of changes, but could be considered again as soon as this summer, according to ODNR.

Ohio farmers are still on track to start planting hemp this spring after the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review approved the state’s hemp rules Jan. 16. The Ohio Department of Agriculture can now file the rules in their final form. The ODA expects the rules to take effect at the end of the month.

Alan Guebert offers insight into the proposed rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that will remove around 3.7 million recipients.
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