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This week on "The State of Ohio": A big jobs win for southwest Ohio. And the controversial bill to make big changes in the state’s alternative energy standards got an overhaul itself. Now it would freeze those standards - though opponents say it’s not a freeze, it’s a repeal. Two leaders from both sides of the debate discuss the bill.
 
Ohio’s gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional but still in place for the moment
By Jo Ingles - April 14, 2014
A federal judge has ruled Ohio’s ban on recognizing gay marriages is unconstitutional. But that doesn’t mean the state must recognize those marriages immediately. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, this decision has people on both sides of the issue wondering what will happen in the coming days.


State's historic announcement on fracking and earthquakes puts Ohio in national spotlight
Industry and environmental advocates are weighing-in on how a significant policy shift by the state of Ohio could impact oil and gas drilling nationwide. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on the state’s historic announcement that there may be a link between drilling and earthquakes.

On same day as gay marriage ruling, Attorney General certifies language to put issue before voters
A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage in Ohio has cleared a big legal hurdle. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified the summary language and the 1,000 signatures required to move the proposal along. It now goes to the Ohio Ballot Board, which will determine if the proposal is a single issue. If so, supporters can begin gathering signatures. Ian James with Freedom to Marry Ohio, the main group behind the ballot effort. Another ballot summary from James’ group was thrown out by Attorney General Mike DeWine. Today’s ruling comes on the same day a federal judge is expected to order the state to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

Analysis: Budget update bill has changed, and some say it hasn’t changed for the better
The spending update that Ohio governors put together halfway through the two-year budget cycle used to be called a “budget correction bill”. Under Gov. John Kasich, it’s become known as the “mid biennium review”. And Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, the name is only one of several things that’s changed about it.

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