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Last updated 12:46PM ET
September 20, 2018
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Strickland signs jobs bill, vetoes human cloning ban
(WOUB) - Gov. Ted Strickland has signed a $1.57
billion jobs bill, vetoing a ban on funding human cloning and delaying a raid on the state's rainy day fund.

The Senate last month added the ban on funding for biomedical research companies that clone human embryos for stem cell research.

Strickland vetoed the provision Thursday.

He calls it unnecessary and a hindrance to the growth of the biomedical industry.

The Senate also replaced $200 million that was taken from the Ohio Turnpike to back development bonds, but Strickland said the rainy day money may be needed for a budget deficit and he'll look
for the bond money elsewhere.

He says he'll use the rainy day money
only as a last resort.
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