After Passing Flurry of Legislation, Statehouse Awaits Governor's Moves

Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks with reporters after a presidential debate in 2015.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks with reporters after a presidential debate in 2015. (Mark Urycki / ideastream)
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by Andy Chow

State lawmakers are back home after a long week of passing dozens of bills out of the House and Senate. But the chambers are now waiting for the governor’s next move and any possible vetoes.

In the early morning hours after a marathon session, Senate President Keith Faber talked about the possibility of Gov. John Kasich vetoing one of their bills.

Faber said that while he and Kasich are both Republicans, they don’t have to agree on everything. He noted that earlier this year, the governor struck a measure specifically proposed by Faber.

“I think I’m the first senate president in 30 years to have the governor veto one of their policy initiatives,” Faber said.

The issues front and center as possible vetoes include the ban on abortions six weeks into a pregnancy and the measure to stop requiring the increased use of renewable energy.

Faber noted that the House and Senate have not officially adjourned so voting to override a veto is still a possibility.

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