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4:42 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Dewine Seeks Tougher Drilling Laws

Ohio's top law enforcer is seeking tougher environmental sanctions on polluters in the oil and gas industry and full disclosure of the chemicals used in the drilling technique called fracking.

In an Associated Press interview Wednesday, Attorney General Mike DeWine further called for his office or another state agency to be empowered to help landowners with complaints about lease agreements for drilling.

He said a recent legal review by his staff revealed "Ohio's laws simply are not adequate" in the three areas.

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Politics
5:16 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Kasich Tells Ohio Legislature To Put Politics Aside

 Gov. John Kasich is telling Ohio lawmakers to steer clear of what he calls "mindless partisanship" and find common ground.

The first-term Republican made his plea for legislators to put politics aside and focus on what's good for Ohio in his State of the State address  Tuesday in Steubenville. Kasich's fellow Republicans control the state Legislature. The GOP holds a 23-10 edge in the state Senate, and a 59-40 advantage in the House. The governor told state lawmakers that the country is losing faith in their elected officials.  

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Politics
9:38 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Missouri Primary Results

Results from the Missouri Primaries on February 7, 2011, updated throughout the day.

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Politics
9:35 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Minnesota Primary Results

Results from the Minnesota Primaries on February 7, 2011, updated throughout the day.

Politics
9:30 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Colorado Primary Results

Results from the Colorado Primaries on February 7, 2011, updated throughout the day.

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