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After receiving support from various legislators, rural groups and others, a bill that would have created a statewide broadband grant program in Ohio lost momentum at the end of 2020. House Bill 13 passed the Ohio House in June of 2020 and went through three hearings in a Senate committee. But as the legislature neared the end of the 133rd General Assembly, it never came up for a vote in the Senate. It never even made it out of the committee.

With a pandemic still in full swing, Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill that would have reopened county fairs. Senate Bill 375, which would have voided a July public health order to restrict Ohio fairs to junior fairs only, passed the Ohio legislature in December with largely partisan votes and discussions.

A bill intended to update fair rules and help Ohio fairs work around budget challenges and update state law about fairs and amusement rides recently passed the state legislature.

Lawmakers are trying to help the bottlenecked meat processing industry, but will it be enough to help packers catch up with demand?

Near the end of the legislative session, Dec. 17, House Bill 7 passed its final vote. As the state approaches the end of the H2Ohio program’s first year, supporters say the bill will create more infrastructure for monitoring and managing those efforts. The bill establishes a State Watershed Planning and Management Program.

Shortly after midnight Dec. 18, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 375, a bill that seeks to void a July 30 health order limiting fairs to junior fairs only.

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.