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Abortion ballot gets OK, higher Ed bill drops

Amber Decker, a volunteer with Indivisible Central Ohio, helps register an Ohio State University student for the midterm elections on Oct. 4, 2022. Decker and other volunteers came out to help register students during Students for Life of American President Kristan Hawkins'

Signature gathering for a state amendment protecting abortion got underway this week. Republicans proposed far-reaching changes for higher education, and Ohio’s pension plans lost millions when two major banks failed.

We break down what it all means In this week’s episode of Ohio Politics Explained. A podcast created by the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau to catch you up on the state’s political news in 15 minutes or less.

This week, host Anna Staver was joined by reporter Jessie Balmert.

1) Comprehensive college reform

A Republican state senator wants to make sweeping changes to student and staff life at Ohio’s public colleges and universities.

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