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An Ohio bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation met its end Tuesday.
The deadline for removing a repeal question on Ohio's contentious collective bargaining law from the fall ballot was expected to pass Monday without fanfare, positioning voters to decide the fate of the law in November.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting collective bargaining in an attempt to keep a repeal effort off the November ballot.
Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to try to find at least one of the 14 Senate Democrats who have been on the run for eight days to delay a vote on Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly all public employees.
"This is the closest we have ever been to protecting babies with beating hearts," she said when the bill passed the House this summer. "When this passes, it will be the most protective legislation in the nation."
State senators don't plan to vote on the so-called "heartbeat bill" before the end of the legislative session next month, Senate President Tom Niehaus, a Republican, said, citing concerns the resulting law might have been found to be unconstitutional.