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Ohio Governor Attempts To Close Institutions

"It is unfortunate that the inclusion of facility-closure language in SB 4 leaves me no choice but to veto the bill."
--Governor Bob Taft, upon rejecting a measure to protect people with developmental disabilities because lawmakers tacked on a provision that would slow down his efforts to close state-run institutions (December 12, 2003)

Jan. 3: Down-sizing Ohio Institutions Ahead Of Schedule
July 2: Ohio Settles 1989 Lawsuit For Community Supports
June 3: Panel Backs Governor Taft's Plan To Close Two Institutions
January 9: Taft And Lawmakers Compromise On Crime Prevention/Institution Closure Bill
December 15: Governor Won't Be Held Hostage By Institution Supporters
May 19: State Legislature Tries To Limit Governor's Power To Close Facilities
March 26: Institution Supporters Plan To Use Crime Bill To Keep Facilities Open
February 7: Ohio Names Two Institutions Scheduled To Close
February 3: Ohio's Good News, Bad News
January 24: Governor Announces Closure Of At Least One Institution
January 7: Crime Victim Panel Gives Recommendations

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