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No Date Yet For When Governor Kasich Will Sign Defund Planned Parenthood Bill Into Law

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Statehouse News Bureau
Ohio Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich signed a few bills over the weekend but not the controversial one that would defund Planned Parenthood.

Kasich signed five bills that do things including create service dog awareness week, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Awareness Day, and rename part of an interstate in Columbus after former mayor Dana “Buck” Rinehart. But he didn’t sign the bill that would peel away $1.3 million from Planned Parenthood – money that goes to cancer screenings, HIV tests, educational programs and more. His office isn’t giving any indication when he’ll sign that into law but he’s promised to do it. Opponents of this bill have questioned why the legislature passed it one day after the New Hampshire primary. And some are wondering if Kasich will sign it in a big event just prior to the South Carolina primary this Saturday.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.