- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Broad legislation that addresses everything from Ohio’s toxic algae problem to the future of land-line phone services appears dead.

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (FAY’-bur) said Tuesday the measure was hanging on by “less than a thread,” and the Senate will not act on it this session.

The Celina (suh-LEYE’-nuh) Republican told reporters the bill contained “too many complicated issues” that could not be resolved. Senators expect to adjourn Thursday.

The bill also faced an earlier veto threat from Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) because of the telephone provisions.

Faber said he did not think the bill contained any time-sensitive matters. He said senators had limited days while the House had months.

He said in a statement he was committed renewing the debate when the new General Assembly begins in January.


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